How to maximise the potential of a seed – Part 2
Find the right soil condition to plant your seed
3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop–a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 He who has ears, let him hear.”
Each seed grow in different soil condition. It is the responsibility of the farmer to know the best soil condition for his crops and plant them in it. From the above scripture we can see that it is where you place your seed that determines the outcome of the seed. The sower went to plant the same seed. All the seed have the same potential but the soil condition/location determined their level of productivity. So you cannot afford to plant your seed in any soil because there are different kinds of soil. Every seed has the suitable condition that would enable it to maximise its potential. No seed can maximise its potential in an unfavourable soil condition. While it is true that God has given you a seed, you have to find the right soil condition to plant your seed for it to grow and produce maximum harvest. For example your gifts and talents will not flourish in a place where people don’t believe in you. Jesus could do no mighty works in his hometown because they did not believe in him. You don’t invest your money in a business you don’t believe in. For any seed to grow, the condition must be right. The question is are you investing your talents, gifts and resources in the right place ?
Scriptures for further study
Isaiah 55:10 – As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
Personal declaration for the day
Lord, help me recognise the seed you have given me and plant it in the right soil condition
Questions for you to reflect on
Name your seed, talent and gifts , are you investing them in the right soil condition?