2015 Frieda P. Smith
Time and time again, we are constantly hearing the word “sow.” It is a term used for planting, depositing, or giving.
Generally, we hear this word during offering time in church. However, we must realize we have more to contribute to the Kingdom than money (thank God!!). Furthermore, it is not only WHAT or HOW MUCH we sow that will reap a harvest; WHERE we sow is critical.
Jeremiah 4:3, reads, “Break up your fallow ground and do not sow among thorns.”
L’Oréal cosmetics embraced a slogan years ago to justify why their consumers should spend extra money on their products. The slogan simply declared, “Because you are worth it.”
The Lord said through the Prophet Jeremiah, “Do not sow among thorns”. Thorns are sticky, pointy, sharp pieces that are found on certain plants like roses and cactus.
Let me see if I can make this live…if I plant or sow my talent among thorns, although my talent may grow in that soil, I am going to get stuck!
Many years ago, one of my supervisors at work sat me down in his office, because he noticed that I appeared to be unhappy. After explaining to him that I was getting tired of working full-time and being in choir rehearsals just about every night, playing at different churches every Sunday, he drew a pie chart and asked me to fill it in.
For about ten minutes, we sat there and filled in the chart. By the time I was finished, I realized there was only a small sliver left for myself! My job took up most of my time, talent, and energy, and after work, the choirs I played for received the rest. By the time I arrived home every night around 9:00 p.m., I was too tired to sow anything into my own life.
I was stuck!
It was time for me to sow in my own soil as well as others. I stopped playing for two of the choirs, which left time for me to I record my first CD and begin writing my first book.
My friends, sow in your own soil! You are worth it!
Stop putting all of your resources and all of your money and all of your time and all of your talents into people and jobs and relationships that keep you stuck in a cycle of self-neglect!
God gave you a gift! Sow into it! Cultivate it!
By all means, sow in your own church, but while you are at it…
Sow into you own soil! You are worth it!
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