Farmers are some of the most intentional people on the planet. They are meticulous with the quality of seed they sow, with the timing and season of the sowing, and with the condition of the soil. They are also clear in their minds of the harvest they want to see. The clarity of this vision and their attention to detail can be the difference between a poor or rich harvest.
The Bible often compares the Kingdom of God to these agricultural practices. It encourages us that we will always reap what we sow, that we must be intentional about how we sow, and that we must be protective of the seed.
The reality is, our lives today are a reflection of the seed we sowed yesterday. And what we sow today determines what we will reap tomorrow. An unintentional sower will reap unwanted fruit, whereas a sower who sows according to the potential harvest they see, will sow with purpose.
Today I encourage you to live a life of intentionality. A life of sowing. Love God enough, to love yourself enough, to love your future enough, to sow well today.
Some questions to ask when it comes to sowing for your future: Are you being discipled? Are you discipling someone else? Are you upskilling your gifts? Are you sowing into Godly relationships? Are you sowing financially into God's kingdom and making good financial decisions? Are you taking a sabbath? All of these questions will help you recognise how intentional you are with sowing for your future.
"Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap." Galatians 6:7 (ESV)
Ps Benaiah & Charlie