The seeds that you plant today aren’t always going to be harvested today. Sometimes they aren’t even harvested in your lifetime. On the other hand, there are times you get to harvest the seeds that previous generations sowed. The Israelites had been sowing in the wind for years and God was about to bring the harvest to them…a whirlwind.
There are many days each one of us feel like we’re reaping a whirlwind.
The dogs keep making messes inside the house. Your boss calls you into his office to scold you for something your co-worker did. The dinner burns. Your kids keep screaming and hitting each other throughout the grocery store. The freshly washed clothes somehow never got washed. Your car makes another noise that you’re pretty sure it isn’t supposed to make. The doctor calls with the news you’ve been waiting for, but it wasn’t the good news you had hoped.
We’ve all been there…right in the middle of a whirlwind.
Although it may be hard to do, we need to forget about the whirlwind we think we’re in the middle of and remember the seeds that we plant. I came across this quote and had to share it with you.
Each day we’re going to reap some pretty crazy stuff. Some days are going to be crazier than others. Remember to focus on what you plant. You may not see the harvest of those seeds today or even tomorrow. You may not get to see the harvest in your lifetime, but they will come to harvest.
Just like in our verse of the week. The Israelites had been planting in the wind and were about to reap a whirlwind. God had given them directions and the Israelites had gone against those directions. God knew what was going to happen next…a whirlwind.
Have you ever stopped and tried to count the number of seeds in an apple? You can do it. In fact, anyone who can count can find out how many seeds are in one apple.
To count how many apples in one seed is a completely different task. Even if you can count, you cannot do this.
Only God can.
One apple seed can produce one tree which produces 100 apples (give or take 100). Each of those apples, of course, have seeds which will then produce more trees which produce more apples, etc., etc., etc. There is no way for anyone to be able to determine which seed is actually going to take and produce a tree and which ones aren’t. So there’s no way for anyone to be able to determine how many apples can come from just one seed besides God.
God knows the seeds that you plant just like He knew what the Israelites planted. He also knows what will be harvested today, tomorrow and even 100 years from now.
Your seed does not go unnoticed.
What a great feeling to know that if we continue to plant seeds of greatness that God has given us to plant, our little mess-ups (like forgetting to water it one day) don’t affect how great the harvest will be but we have to plant that seed.
Also know that if you plant seeds of destruction, the harvest will be exactly opposite. You will reap the whirlwind or the generations to come may reap it. Again, God knows when and who will harvest.
YOU are responsible for the seeds you plant.
YOU have the choice to sow greatness or destruction.
God knows what seeds you plant.
Just like the apple seed, what you sow can be multiplied ten times over.
Go. Sow in boldness what God has given to you to plant today.