Planting seeds for 2013


This time of year, we tend to look back at what we did or did not accomplish.  What goals did you set last year that did not come to fruition?  What should you have done that you did not?  Did you stay disciplined quarter to quarter, or did you lose focus, get derailed, distracted and full of self-doubt?  Yes?

So, now what?  Do you sell the farm and move to greener pastures?

There is a story about a farmer during the Dustbowl of 1934.  During a normal harvest, he would usually fill one hundred trucks full of corn – but this particular year, only a meager and dreadfully disappointing half a truck load was harvested.  Many farmers during this time were counting their “losses” as the fields had not produced an average yield.  But this farmer was counting his blessings as half a truck load produced exactly the same amount of seed that he had planted during the spring.  So, even though he did not reap an abundant harvest, he still had enough to plant again the following spring.

Do you have what it takes to start again this year?  Can you dig deep, learn from your failures and plant again?

We cannot count as lost that which we never had.  But, we can take what we have and invest it into our future.  I, for one, will take what I have and plant now for the harvest that is yet to come.  Join me and let’s work together toward a season of abundance.

“Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” – Pope Paul VI

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2 comments on “Planting seeds for 2013
  1. Jim says:

    Reblogged this on Reaching The Next Generation and commented:
    This is a MUST READ for those of us in College Ministry! Enjoy!

    • jburke316 says:

      Hello Jim,

      Thanks for the repost! I really appreciate it.
      Keep up the great work in college ministry. It was during college that a good friend and I started a small bible study and really grew in our faith in Christ.
      Upon graduation, I started a college age group in my church and to this day, the friends I made during those first couple years are the closest to me.

      Take care and God bless!
      John Burke

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