Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Just Do It - Sow Your Seed!

Previously I wrote about the benefits of moving forward in faith-based action, and I'd like to add a little bit more to that discussion today.

God keeps leading me back to write on this subject again and again, so I believe that He's trying to capture somebody's attention -- could that somebody be you?

So many people are stuck in jobs that they don't like, in life circumstances where their dreams aren't being fulfilled, and have come to a place where they've given up and have become stagnant. They're just standing still, waiting on God, with no faith-fueled fire to propel them onward.

Is it fear that's holding you back?

They can't seem to take hold of the seed that God has placed in their hearts, sow it, and do what's needed to make it grow. Most times the root of their inaction is fear -- fear of the unknown, fear of not knowing what to do, fear of failure.

What does the Bible say?

I was surprised to find in my reading that the Bible says to just do it! To sum it up, you'll never know whether what you desire will come to pass unless you actually try to do something to make it come about.

I can attest to this in my own life. God placed a dream in my heart as a very young child, but over the years I let people, circumstance, and fear set in like weeds in my spirit and choke the dream out. Once I got to the place that I let GOD'S leading and instruction take precedence over the external forces that were assailing me I sowed the seed of my dream, it took root, and began to grow! To coin the words of an old song, 'Ain't no stopping me now!'

I urge you to sow your own seed today. Every day wasted is another opportunity lost.  Don't wait another second. My prayer is that God bless you as you go forward in pursuing your dreams. You're never too old;  it's never too late.

Has God planted a dream in your heart? What are you doing or what have you done to sow it and make it grow? Tell us about it. 

"In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good." Ecclesiastes 12:6 (KJV)