The Life is in the Seed

The earth produces fruit when a seed dies in it. The life is still at work in the seed, even when it dies. Until it dies, though, the transformation cannot happen that allows it to spring up, be seen, bear fruit, and multiply.

You don’t need to struggle to try to do what someone else is doing to succeed in life. You just need to listen to the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus as He works in you to be exactly who He says you are. Pear trees don’t have too much trouble avoiding producing peaches. They neither have to struggle to figure out what goes in the recipe for a pear. Let Him work in you to want to do and then to be able to do what He says is the who and the why of your identity.

It was His idea to pick you to be you. You don’t have to convince Him that you need direction. Just listen and be leadable.

“The kingdom of God is like this,” He said. “A man scatters seed on the ground; he sleeps and rises—night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows—he doesn’t know how. The soil produces a crop by itself—first the blade, then the head, and then the ripe grain on the head. But as soon as the crop is ready, he sends for the sickle, because harvest has come.”
(Mark 4:26-29 Holman Christian Standard Bible ®©)