Time to sow seeds

seeds

Seeds.

Sowing seeds are not the most exciting times of a farmers’ year. But for an insightful person, it’s one of the most significant events in the planting season.

As I started 2016, God laid on my heart that this is a time to sow seeds. My skype status still bears these words: a time to sow seeds. Maybe I can share a little about seeds…

Basically – you dig up some earth and leave a couple of good seeds in the ground to germinate (that’s the simple way to put it).

But it doesn’t end there.

Sowing is hard, because of the waiting. As your seed drinks in nutrients from the deep, you will think it sprouts up immediately.

No. You will look left and right – and see other people’s plants sprouting. But yours is still level ground. Actually, below level ground.

And, since you and God are growing an oak tree from a tiny acorn (or an orange tree from seeds), you’re in for the long but immensely rewarding haul. It’s not going to be like the speed of a maize shoot. Except you are growing maize.

In fact, if you patiently submit to God’s process, you will find yourself having the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mature alongside the tree, which, though small at first, will in time become a massive fixture in your neighborhood and a gift to be passed on to future generations.

As it grows, you have the chance to take an active role in the natural beauty of the tree’s life cycle. When your tree stands tall among the woods and continues to give fruit and shade decades after twenty life-cycles of maize, you will have a sturdy life with wisdom to back it up.

It’s my time to sow seeds.

I think it is yours too.

Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

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