My encouragement today is to stay faithful in the sowing. We shared these last few days the Parable of the Sower and the diversity of soils we can sow the word of God into. My Great-Grandpa Schuller’s family owned a farm in Iowa, and there was a tornado that destroyed everything. Afterwards, they went into the field and removed every nail, every piece of salvageable lumber and roof tile, and rebuilt everything. Farmers do that. They do not waste anything, and they do not waste time. No one stands around saying, ”Woe is me.” When they look at a field, they don’t say, “I need, need, need.” Instead, they go back to planting seeds.
Here’s the deal: If you keep sowing, you will eventually outpace everyone else and everything that would devour you. Be faithful, keep sowing, and your plan will work out. You should also invest in people. Don’t forget that people are also soil. You might be a leader, a boss, a pastor, or a teacher, and you have a group of people who follow you. So, when you realize that you’ve made a mistake or done something wrong, you must correct it right away. What if you have a meeting to “right the wrong,” but the people don’t respond well at first? You tried, but keep going! You must continue to plant the seeds faithfully. Keep sowing. Seeds take about six months to grow.
Friend, finally, don’t forget to invest in yourself every day! Stay faithful to your reading, your art, your book writing, or your online education. One to five years from now, you’ll be astonished at where God can take you if you invest a little bit each day in yourself!