I started out today doing taxes. I realized when I saw how much I owe I thought about how far God has brought me in life. It’s a non-issue anymore. I would have cried, struggled, and fought with the number I saw. God has built into me the faith, patience, and general maturity to deal with it.
But how did I get to this point? By seeds planted into my soul over time. I believe those seeds of yesterday were the seeds of “tomorrow” back then.
To go to what I really need to say is this. Many people today fear there is no answer to their problems. They have reached an end with no answer in sight.
When the end seems the only solution, such as I deal with in those considering suicide, all we need to know is tomorrow will be a better day. Simply plant a seed today for that better tomorrow.
From a counseling standpoint, if we are encountering individuals standing at the brink of considering an end to their madness it would be wise to know we cannot change the made-up mind of some, but we must plant seeds in whatever way we can to counter their intentions. If we talk someone back from the edge we did it by planting seeds of thought that instantly spring up. That seems a tall order on our part, but we have to be their answer in God’s stead. We are given authority to speak into lives and we must realize our words are the fertile ingredient to cause the spawning of life in those we speak to.
We cannot just throw seeds of thoughts at someone hoping for growth. The seeds we use should be well-chosen hybrids for that particular situation. That’s where we should be the conveyance by which our yielded spirit hears God. We should be picking the right words to sow as we hear God speak to us. God’s power in the seeds we convey has the work of miracles in them to change hearts and minds. That is why we need to be “prayed up” as is said by the old-timers of the faith. We must also remember we don’t do anything. It’s our yielded heart that conveys the living Words of God that causes the seed to work. It’s not our glory, but only His.
Lives are in the balance. There is a hurting world out there and we need to pray to the end that we are able to hear and speak (plant) those Words God speaks to us to each particular situation without any fetters to hold them back. They must be as I said “hybrids” to each person’s situation.
How many of you have already picked up on this as prophesy. Yes. It is exactly that. But there need not be “Thus saith the Lord” hung on the front of the Words we speak. I’ve spoken to many people as if it were just a part of the conversation. If I felt to do so I would more pointedly look them square in the eyes and gently force them to connect with me. Most times they will and they will know that I mean what I’m about to say. I simply want to know the seed got into their soil. Oh, this conversation could go on and on, but I believe I have got the point across for today.
Be constant in looking for those in need daily. Start that day with prayer in as much as is necessary for you to see them and read them in however God shows you. If you plant a seed today it gives the individual a “tomorrow” to look forward to. If you can hear it, it gives you a tomorrow to look forward to as well as you have found purpose by giving someone else purpose.