|I know it’s January, but I want to talk about pumpkins. A 2,560-pound pumpkin holds the record for being the largest pumpkin in the world. Do you know how you can grow a pumpkin like that? You must first get a prize-winning seed! For one seed, it would cost at least eight hundred dollars. At this price, it is very important that you get a good seed, and you need to have a dream for the success of this seed before you can begin to plant it. God created some awesome seeds! Planting this expensive seed in the ground might seem like a simple thing, but there is an entire world of strategies for growing these giant pumpkins. This is something I learned from Mike Michalowicz. He’s a great entrepreneur and business author with a book entitled “The Pumpkin Plan.” I find it amazing that the pumpkins grow along the vine, and you clip off the small pumpkins as they grow. And yes, these pumpkins could make good pies, but they must be cut off. The pumpkins are cut off until you have only one left, and that one pumpkin starts to erupt like a balloon.
Friend, think about your life in this way: The more pumpkins you have on the vine, the smaller your pumpkin will be. Others say they’d rather have twenty-five baby pumpkins. A big dream, however, means clipping some pumpkins. Using God’s guidance, you can clip those time-wasting activities. There is no resource more valuable than time. Your life will be blessed as you continue to focus on your big dream!