How many of you are familiar with the parable of the sower as told in the Biblical Gospels? This one particular parable, taken with the admonition of Galatians 6:7-9, is the most powerful truth in all of the Bible. It actually is confirmed in Nature, and does not require you to believe in anything that someone else is trying to tell you. If you spend any time gardening, you will realize that this is the entirety of faith.
𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕻𝖆𝖗𝖆𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝖔𝖋 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕾𝖔𝖜𝖊𝖗
“Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds. As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died. Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants. Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!
You are the farmer as it pertains to your dreams and intentions. Your dreams and intentions are the seeds. As you go, be mindful of where you proclaim your dreams and intentions. Don’t just talk about them to random strangers. That is like tossing seeds along the wayside, and people will unintentionally just trod all over them. Others will actually eat your seed, and instead of it producing a harvest for you, it becomes temporary sustenance for them.
Then you can’t share your vision with shallow people. Shallow people will blab about your intentions all over town, and while their motives are not to sabotage your dream, their inability to hold onto what you have shared with them in sanctity exposes it to other people who will just attack your dreams.
Then you have those people who are close to you that only LOVE the fantasy for you they have invented in their own minds. Like religion, these people judge you as right or wrong according to how you fit into the false standard of living they probably received by way of indoctrination themselves. Their own limiting beliefs about themselves affect their ability to believe in you, and these are your family and friends who always try to discourage you from pursuing what you want. They do everything they can to choke the life out of your dreams. A lot of your famous life coaches and celebrity mentors have actually gotten rich off pushing these types of limiting beliefs. The doubt that they cause to spring up within you causes you to believe more in them than you do in yourself, and you pay them to replace your own unique vision.
The truth is that your desires for yourself are never too big. There is nothing impossible to you. If you can conceive it, you can achieve it. The only thing that will stop you is for YOU not to believe it, and the only reason we stop believing in ourselves is that other people talk us out of our Self-confidence, often claiming that the will of God is something different than your own will for your life.
Your heart is the good ground. This is why it’s best, a lot of times, to not share with others what you are meditating on or believing for. It becomes dangerous, even, to keep people around who believe differently than you. If you are considering a particular lifestyle, for instance, don’t discuss it with people who show you that they are opposed to it. They’re only going to give you reasons why it’s not right, or why it can’t work. Religions are already built on foundations of people trying to force other people to submit to their ideals for them rather than LOVE them for who they choose to be. We don’t need more religion in our lives. We need more LOVE. So only surround yourself with people who believe in you, and are willing to unconditionally support your dreams. If the idea entered your mind, especially if it is not consistent with your cultural background and environment, it originated in your heart, and in your heart is where God is.
This is why Galatians 6:7-10 becomes so essential.
Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
The sinful Nature is simply the desire to please people above the desire to satisfy the good and perfect will of God within you. Sin is transgression against your own heart. Don’t allow folks to convince you that whatever is in your heart to do is the wrong thing for you to do, and people who are always trying to talk you out of your blessing, don’t deserve a seat at your table. They’ll be the reason you faint, and that is the only way you will fail to reap what you have sown.