“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold.” When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
Luke 8:5-8 NKJV
The parable of the sower is probably one of the most read parables, therefore let’s meditate on this for a while.
To sow seed is one thing, but as a believer we have to consider a few things before we would be able to sow seed with eternal value.
Think for a moment about the following aspects:
Is the seed that I am sowing, good seed? You will only be able to reap exactly what you have sown.
Is the seed sown according to God’s will? – Am I operating out of flesh, or am I being lead by the Spirit?
Will the seed fall on fertile soil? It is all about the soil and the quality of the seed.
If I am only sowing because I feel obligated or pressured/forced to do so and it is not prompted by the Holy Spirit, it will only produce bad fruit that would not be able to last. In everything we do, we should always ask God’s direction first.
If the soil has not been prepared correctly, the seed that we sow may never be able to grow.
What we will reap, all depends on what we have sown and on how we have sown it.
Make sure to sow the right seed, according to God’s will, and your works will be blessed as you serve unto the Lord.