August 17, 2011 Comments Off on Sowing Seeds
In our days, weeks, and years of our lives we are constantly sowing seed. Seed to prosper. Seed to destroy. Seed to blossom. Seed to love.
Whether good or bad, the lifestyle you live today will prosper or wither the life you have for tomorrow.
An important idea to remember is that Satan likes to sow seeds in your life, just as much as you do. What starts as a small issue, continues to grow and be watered over time. Without constant seeking God and living in the promises He has given you for your life, Satan will continue to have a foot-hold in your life.
Insecurity continues to grow inside your head, you feel like nobody will ever like you. You feel that all your past mistakes are guiding you to your future and before you know it, insecurity has now grown into alcoholism, drug addiction, and a loss of purity ten times over.
Family and financial stress continues to consume your thoughts, dreams, and anxieties for tomorrow. Slowly you begin to doubt Gods goodness in your life and question whether there is a God. Before you know it, you’ve grown farther apart from the ones that love you most, you feel the need to run away in times of trouble, and forget God in the process.
Having doubts about your faith is normal, that’s our sinful-human nature.
What isn’t ok is forgetting the promises God has given you. Forgetting where God wants to take you, forgetting your dignity, and what was done for you on the cross.
I think of the israelites. When Moses went to speak with God while they were in the wilderness, they began to doubt their faith- slowly forgetting that they were Gods chosen people. Before we know it, Moses’s own brother is fashioning them golden calfs to cope with their desire to belong to something and to get their anxiety out on. The seeds began to grow, never allowing God to move in their hearts and do some gardening.
So what is it in your life that you are allowing to grow in your garden? What things in your life are slowly beginning to wither your faith, wither your drive, and consume your mind?