Wayside Gardens: Be Patient - Your Seed Will Grow!

We all have areas in our lives in which we are planting seeds. If you are a parent raising your children to be Godly, respectful, kind hearted individuals, you are sowing good seeds into their souls. If you are expanding your education or working hard towards a promotion, then you are sowing seeds that will benefit your future. If you are tithing and giving offerings to help the needy, you are sowing into the lives of others in ways that you may never realize.The thing about planting our seeds is that often times we don't see the fruit growing before us, and can then become discouraged. For instance, as our boys have become teenagers, we are not observing all of the ideals we poured into them when they were little. It appears like perhaps, all of that diligent work may have fallen to the wayside. The same holds true in my business, I have invested countless hours of my time and energy, and invested every extra penny we could squeeze into starting and growing the company, yet there has been very little financial gain.As I was contemplating these things, I was reminded of our box garden. It proves to be an excellent analogy of the planting and reaping that happens in our every day lives. To begin with, before you can plant the seeds, you must do the hard work to prepare the soil. This entails, weeding, turning, cultivating, and adding rich nutrients to the foundation. Once your soil is prepped, you then take the tiny seeds and bury them into the ground. After all of the labor, do you see results right away? No, you must wait patiently for the seed to grow.You know you've' taken all the right steps to produce a good crop, but if you did not have the foreknowledge that time will pass before the seed will actually produce , you might become disappointed. And before you ever see the tiniest of sprouts, you must continue to work hard, weeding, watering, protecting, and caring for the soil.After much anticipated waiting, you see a sprout, it is very exciting, but still small, and must continue to be nurtured. Given time, it begins to grow stronger, thicker, and lusher. Your eyes now witness buds beginning to bloom, offering hope that fruit is on its way. And finally, once the plant matures and begins bearing fruit, pop, pop, pop, it just keeps on producing, usually to the point of overflowing.Now you are blessed in abundance with beautiful, hearty fruit, and have such a large bounty, that you are able to give much of it away! So wherever you are in the planting process, be patient... your seed will grow! In due season, your seeds will be securely rooted, and you will enjoy a wonderful harvest! [EXTRACT] We all have areas in our lives when we are planting seeds. If you are a parent raising children to be holy, people respect, kind-hearted, which is sowing good seeds in their souls. If you are further education or work hard for a promotion, then you are sowing the seeds that will benefit your future. If you are the tithes and offerings to help the needy, which is planted in the lives of others so that you may never realize.The planting our seeds is that they often do not see the fruit grows before us, and can then get discouraged. For example, when our children have become teenagers, we are not watching all the ideals that were poured into them when they were young. It appears as such, all that diligent work may have fallen into the ditch. The same is true in my business, I have spent many hours of my time and energy, and spent every extra penny you could get into startup and growth of the company, however, there has been little financial gain.As what I was thinking these things, I remembered our garden box. It shows that it is an excellent analogy of planting and harvesting that occurs in our daily lives. To begin with, before planting the seeds, you must work hard to prepare the soil. This implies, weeding, turning, grow, and the addition of nutrient-rich of the foundation. Once the soil is prepared, then take the tiny seeds and bury them in the ground. After all of the workforce, do you see the results immediately? No, you have to wait patiently for the seed to grow. You know who has "taken all appropriate measures to produce a good crop, but if they have no prior knowledge that the time will pass before the seed actually occur, you may be disappointed. And before you see smaller outbreaks, we must continue working hard weeding, watering, protecting and caring for the highly anticipated soil.After waiting an outbreak occurs it is very exciting, but still small, and must be fed. Over time, start grow stronger, thicker and more lush. His eyes now witness the buds begin to blossom, offering hope that the fruit is on the way. And finally, once the plant matures and begins to bear fruit, pop , pop, pop, only continues to occur, usually to the point of overflowing.Now are blessed with beautiful fruit in abundance, abundant, and has a great reward, they are able to give much more away! So wherever you are in the process of planting, be patient ... your seed will grow! In their time, their seeds are firmly rooted, and enjoy a wonderful harvest!
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