Often we do not sow seed where we can. Sometimes it is because we see another’s ‘soil’ and think ‘Why bother?’ So we withhold God’s word through us from that person. And maybe it was just the things they needed to hear at that moment. Or maybe it was just the story we needed to share!
How often is it us that does not receive? Do we miss some blessing or experience God is trying to send us because we are hard soil, rocky soil, or soil choked with weeds?
On a regular basis our soil needs tilled, fertilized, and watered. Do we practice compassion and generosity instead of a ‘me-first’ attitude? Do we spend time building our faith to gain strength and inspiration to serve? Do we spend time listening to the still, small voice of God as He calls us to do this or to serve there? To go out and sow seeds, we must first become soil worthy of God’s garden.
Scripture reference: Matthew 13: 1-9