How to maximise the potential of a seed – Part 4
The right planting technique and management principle
Matthew 13:24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”
God is a God of process therefore due diligence is required for you to maximise the potential of your seed. The bible says that through wisdom a house is built. After you know your seed, find the right soil to plant the seed and know the right planting season for your seed, you need to employ the right planting technique and management principle. Each seed has a specific method of planting and management to yield maximum harvest. You need to develop your gift from raw stage to refined stage. God never give anyone refined gold he gives everyone raw gold and leaves you with the responsibility to refine the gold and manage it well. Jesus the saviour of the world was born as a baby and not as a grown man and the bible says in Luke 2:52 – And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men. So take time to grow and develop your gift. You cannot ignore or break the law of process and expect maximum returns. Personal development is the best form of development. Do research on people that have gifts, talents and calling similar to yours and learn from them. Learn why and how they succeed and fail. Learn their habit and how they become highly effective. I love to hear people’s story because therein lie their secret of success. Remember if you don’t have references, you will never become a point of reference.
Scriptures for further study
Luke 2:52 – And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
Personal declaration for the day
I will develop my gift and talent so as to maximise my potential
Questions for you to reflect on
What are you doing to improve yourself and grow your gift?
Name 2 persons you listen to and look up to for inspiration and mentoring?