1 Corinthians 3:7 “It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.” ~NLT
When I was 25 years old, I joined the Army. I had a family and two daughters to take care of and the jobs I had were not making ends meet. I joined the military because at least I would know that wherever I traveled, my family would have a roof over their heads. I made a worldly decision. Decisions that I made to do under my own power. Those decisions have limits.
At that time, I never thought to ask God what it was he intended for me to do in this life. I never thought to include God in my decisions that would affect my life. Everything I did to make a living had time limits and limits on provisions for me and my family. It wasn’t until I prayed and called on the Lord for direction and included God in my life, that I noticed things change.
When I asked God to allow me the wisdom of HIS intent for my life, those limits disappeared. When God started directing me and my wife in His will for our lives, we found out that ‘time limit’ didn’t exist with God. God’s promise of abundant life is there for all of us, but we must be willing to obey Him in His direction for our lives.
The text above says, “It’s not important who does the planting…or watering…” This means it doesn’t matter if you get every degree in whatever profession you are in. It doesn’t matter if you take every class to get trained in the area of expertise you choose to earn a living. If God is not in it, that seed will not grow. There will be a time limit on that ‘worldly’ success.
But if you allow God to “...make that seed grow…”, you will see that what grows will never die. There is no time limit on that spiritual, godly success. Check with God on what you’ve got going on as far as your career, your life and your journey. Make sure to include Him in it and you will be blessed with an amazing future that will reveal the blessing of a legacy for you and your family.
May God bless and keep you under his healing power of protection as you journey in Jesus name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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