Lately I have been encountering people who seem to be clueless. Either they don’t believe it or they don’t think it applies to them; or perhaps they think it only applies to money.
Here is what I have learned, many of us expect royal service but we don’t deliver royal service. We miss it a lot of times because we are selective with regard to whom we are going to give the royal service too. If you are thinking that I have written on this subject before, you are right. This is one of those subjects that never gets old. We need to be constantly reminded of our responsibility to check our seed. In checking our seed we should not minimize it to money. I like to liken my seed to the fruits of the spirit as well as my character, my integrity and my motives.
When I first thought about a title for this week’s blog, I first thought of, “it cost to be the boss”. However, as I began to think about it more, it is bigger than that. I also thought about, “to whom much is given, much is expected”. However, it’s bigger than that too. I would venture to say that it’s even bigger than sowing and reaping. I believe it has more to do with the condition of our heart, but that’s for another blog.
In a nutshell, think in terms of the the things people least expect, for example being prompt in your responses. If you don’t promptly respond to inquiries or matters requiring your response, don’t get frustrated when people don’t respond to you in a timely manner, if at all. There are many other matters that get overlooked as being insignificant, you may have some pet peeves of your own, but this has caused me to examine my seed (words, thoughts, deeds) closely because I clearly understand that if there is an issue with my harvest, I need to check the seeds that I am planting.
Don’t get me wrong, there have been times that I received a harvest that I didn’t send for which I have learned to say with the authority of the word of God, return to sender! All of us at some time or another will receive a harvest we didn’t send for. According to James 1:2–4, we should count it all joy when our faith is being tested because this will produce perseverance in us and it will cause us to become even more mature, complete, and lacking nothing.
Even in challenging and difficult times, keep checking your seed, knowing that this too shall come to past, and when it does you want to report that you stood in the midst of each challenging situation and your faith did not fail you. Keep leaning into the word of God and not your own understanding. Our own way of doing things has not been given the authority to hold us up when pressure is being applied to our faith, only the word of God has.
Now more than ever before, we need to stay faith strong and connected to the voice of God; it will be a matter of life and death. Somebody is depending on us to help them to discover the love and life of God, so continue to help me spread the word.
Thank you for your continued love, support and encouragement.
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