If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
– Mark 4:23-32
God created and designed you as a seed. A seed planted in a fertile ground is capable of multiplying itself several times over. In a couple of years, a seed is capable of multiplying into several truck-loads of seeds. All that the seeds require year after year is that they are planted in good grounds where they can shoot their roots into the ground and draw the life-giving nutrients they need.
Just as the seed/plant does with its roots, you have to reach out in your environment and draw the nutrient you need to grow into the successful person you desire to be. Not everything in your environment is good for your healthy stable development. You must choose the things that will help you, and shut the door to the things that do not help.
You must develop the courage to say no to things you know will not help you. There are things coming from friends and peers that you must reject vehemently. There are things coming from the media that you must reject absolutely. There are things people you are looking up to are doing that you must not copy or pass to others.
It is necessary to sound this warning because people have destroyed great destinies by copying things they should not. No matter who else is engaging in it, if it is not right in the sight of God, don’t get involved. If it is not supported by the bible, you should not support it, no matter who else thinks it can be tolerated. Let nothing enter your record that you will regret on the judgment day when you stand before God – all alone – to render the account of your stewardship here.
- Thank God for giving you the right to choose.
- Demand liberation for the numerous persons that are in bondage to addictions and perverse behaviors.
CONFESSION: My perfect example is Jesus. I will declare His words and follow his worthy examples.