“A farmer went out to sow
his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was
trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky
ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture.
Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up
with it and choked the plants. Still
other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times
more than was sown.” Luke 8:5-8
In a study today, I asked my 9 year old his take on the
above story. Here is his philosophical approach paraphrased. This is like the
story of life he said, Sometimes, you’re on the road and it looks like you are
being trampled upon by people going and coming, then you can be in a rocky
place where there isn’t much to sustain your growth, just keep going, then you’ll
get to some sort of soil but there are some competition and adversaries. If you
carry on you’ll eventually get to a good soil. The moral of the story; don’t
stop till you get to the good soil.
When you sow your seed, by chance some may fall in bad
places, don’t stop sowing, by sheer probability, 1 in every 4 will fall in a
good place and bring forth multiple of what was sown. Stop worrying about
opportunities lost, just like day and night comes with accurate regularity,
more opportunities will come. Position yourself for the next one.
Perhaps it’s a good idea to bear in mind that all seeds may
not bring forth your desired result; factor in the 1:4 probability and spread
your seeds wide.
Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy. He
who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless
come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him. Psalms 126: 5&6
Keep sowing, I see you return with joy in Jesus’ name.