The Bible tells us that sometimes the enemy will place “weeds” in your “soil.” After planting beautiful rows of corn, suddenly, these weeds appear along with them. Out of nowhere, an enemy comes along and plants weeds alongside your beautiful tomatoes.
A great example of this scenario is told by CEO and entrepreneur Mark Tilbury. In his story, he talks about his plans to launch a radio control modeling business. Having talked to his good friend, who was also an entrepreneur, he shared his entire business plan with him. Guess what his friend did? He betrayed him, stole his plan, and started the business himself. But this underhanded effort did not go well for his friend. Instead of stewing about it and getting upset, Tilbury decided to purchase the business from this “frenemy” a few months later. Tilbury, with his passion and love for the industry, along with his confidence, knew he had the expertise to turn the business into a success.
Friend, have you ever experienced someone at work taking credit for a great project you were working on, planting weeds instead? You worked hard and they took the credit. Keep sowing. It won’t take long for someone else to see their true colors and that you’re a producer. Even if something unfortunate has happened in your business or ministry, keep sowing. Having planted the seed of good words, you know they will grow. Don’t forget to be thankful for the seeds, the soil, sun, and water. God is working on your behalf, so keep sowing and doing your best!