Worth Ship Wednesday: Be Determined

Seeds contain everything that plants are purposed to be.  Yet, have you ever picked up some at a lawn and garden store and then failed to actually plant them?  In their dried state they are dormant.  However, if you were just to plant them in the proper soil , give them water, and sunshine they will sprout and grow. What was once a seed will become the plant purposed prior to its existence.

Sunflower Seed courtesy of Anna Langova

Not only will that seed die to itself and become all it was meant to be, but it will be fruitful and multiply creating more seed.  A remarkable cycle of continuous life of amazing design.

Have you ever thought about that tiny seed and the strength it takes to die to itself to become all it can be, and to multiply?  Strength and determination that can sprout and grow up through a piece of concrete so that it can reach the sunlight and serve its purpose?

20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief;[a] for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.    Matthew 17:20

Belief in what you were purposed to be before your physical existence takes the determination that a seed has.  Even when you have to press through the hard concrete-like circumstances of life, faith as a mustard seed can move them out of your way so that you can get to the Son.

This week, we are renewing our mind by determining to believe we are fearfully and wonderfully made with a purpose!  We are trusting through the pain of dying to the old self.  We are focusing on sprouting and blooming where God is planting us.

We may be dormant in waiting, we may be transforming, we may be uprooted for transplant, or we may need nourishment, but with our focus on faith and trust in God, we will end up right where we are meant to be.

We worship you Father because you knew us before you formed us in the womb.  You made sure your grace was enough to establish us in our purpose.  Thank you, Amen.

Beloved hear His words and let them cut to your heart,

My grace is sufficient for you because me strength is made perfect in your weakness.  2 Corinthians 12:9

<3 Melinda