How to maximise the potential of a seed – Part 1


2 Corinthians 9:10 – Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,

Matthew 13:8 – But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

If God wants to bless you with a forest, he gives you a seed and leaves you with the responsibility to plant the seed in right soil condition, water it and prevent weeds from overpowering it. He will then bless the seed by making it germinate and multiply it. But if you do not find a suitable soil condition to plant your seed, water it and nurture it, the potential that God has put in the seed will never be realised. God has given everyone seed in form of gifts, talents, abilities, funds etc. It is however, our responsibility to invest these seeds in the right places and nurture the seed to grow. God is willing to give the increase but he needs us to cooperate with him.

The following are some ways to maximise the potential of the seed that God has given you:-

Know your seed

it is important that you know what God has given you. You must know what you have. 2 Kings 4:2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?” “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a little oil.” This woman was in debt and the debtors were about to take her children as slave workers in order for them to pay the family debt. Elisha in the above asked her what she had, and all she had was a pot of oil and a pot of oil was enough for God to multiply. You have something that God can multiply, so know your seed and never belittle it. Your future harvest is in your seed. My question now is what are the seeds that God has given you, what are your gifts, talents, resources, relationships that God has given ? Do you value them in their raw state? Can you see the possibility inherent in them ? Friend, you future is in your seed don’t direagrd it , value it.


Scriptures for further study

Mathew 13:1-23

Personal declaration for the day

God gave me a seed and I recognise it and value it.

Questions for you to reflect on

Do you know your life, talents, relationships, resources are seeds that determines you life’s outcome?