Each morning when I wake and go down for coffee😋, I see the trays, soil, and seeds waiting for me. If I am honest with myself, it’s scary to me to plant those little seeds. There are so many ‘what ifs.’ What if they don’t take to the soil? What if they are bad seeds? What if they grow a little but don’t get enough water and sun? What if I do something wrong? What if I kill them?
In Galations 6, Paul tells the church at Galatia that whatever they sow in their life, they will also reap. If they sow things of the flesh, they will reap corruption. If they sow things of the Spirit, they will reap eternal life.
We have a lot of ‘what ifs’ in sowing our lives. What if I make a wrong choice? What if I get in with the wrong crowd? What if I sin?
But we have to plant our seeds. We have to get ourselves out there. We have to plant ourselves in the Spirit and be sure we get enough Son. There’s a song I like by Toby Mac called I Don’t Want to Gain the Whole World and Lose My Soul.
I don’t want to gain what’s worldly only to lose what is eternal. I want to sow seeds while I’m here on this earth that are spiritual. I want to lay treasure up for Heaven.
So, as frightening as it may be, I have to plant those little seeds. As scary as it may be, I have to plant myself too.