I know you have a need. Perhaps you’re pushing in prayer for promotion. Maybe you’re in ministry and need the breakthrough you’ve been believing for. It could be that you’re lonely, or broke, or really hurting.
God always has the answer. However, His ways are not our ways. God’s ways are higher and His methods are better. When God sees our need, He hides the answer in a seed. Let me explain what I mean.
Recently I was asking the Lord for a breakthrough. It had been promised and I had been praying but I hadn’t seen the results I was seeking. Moments after I said, “amen”, I received an email. I was hoping the email was the answer. Instead it was a request. Someone was asking for help.
At first I felt frustrated because I didn’t feel equipped to meet their need. I carefully considered how I could help and decided to reply offering support. As I pressed send, God spoke: “I sent you a seed. Now you can expect your harvest.”
Joy flooded my heart as I realised that the request for help was a heavenly set-up! Galatians 6:7 says, “…Whatsoever a man sows, that will he also reap.” The email was my answer.
When we sow something into someone else’s life, we place a demand on heaven to bring us our harvest. I want to encourage you right now to think about the seeds that God has given you.
Perhaps a friend needs a new job. How can you sow into their promotion? It might be by praying or it could be by buying them a new tie for the interview. Maybe you’re lonely. Who do you know that needs a friend?
Strategy for success
Right from the beginning, God revealed His strategy for our success: seedtime and harvest (Genesis 8:22). Yes we need to pray. Of course we must believe. But at the same time, we should always sow a seed. It could be your time. It might be your prayers. Maybe it’s some money.
When we sow our seed in faith, believing that we serve the Lord of the harvest, we can be assured that we will reap in due season. Look again at your needs and instead of seeking your answer, search for a seed.
When we do it God’s way, we take our eyes off ourselves and step out in love. Not only do we get our own answers, but we get to meet someone’s else’s needs on the way.
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