WATER YOUR SEEDS
1 Corinthians 3:6
Are you expecting something in your life that could grow this year?
We can only expect something that could grow if there were seeds that were sown in us.
We never expect to harvest unless there is something that we had planted.
What kind of seeds you are growing?
Are these seeds are seeds of greatness, seeds of faith, seeds of love, the seeds of goodness, seeds of wisdom, seeds of abundance and so on?
The quality of our harvest depends on the quality of seed that we planted.
Never expect to harvest harmony and peace when you are sowing seeds of division.
Only plant and water seeds that only you want to grow.
Never sow seeds that you don’t want to harvest.
PLANTING AND REAPING
In our text, Paul says that “I planted, Apollo watered and God gives the increase.”
No matter who had planted or watered the seeds in us, at the end of the day, it is God who gives the increase.
It is God who causes the growth.
Be careful of what seeds you are planting because what you are sowing, you will reap.
If we are so excited to harvest on what we planted, God is earnest to see that the tree bears many fruits.
Remember how Jesus cursed the fig tree who found to have no fruits (Mark 11:14)
God looks for fruits and He will cut down trees that don’t grow fruits (John 15:2).
WATER THE SEEDS
That is why it is not enough that someone has planted it.
The transition and process from planting to harvesting are watering.
The seeds that were planted have no destiny unless it’s being watered.
That dreams that are inside of you has no destiny unless it’s being watered.
Someone might have planted that aspirations, that dreams, that goals but without someone to water it, it will just die.
The seeds of God’s wisdom that was planted in your heart by a preacher, by a Pastor, by a Priest or whoever God uses is not enough that it’s only sown.
It should be watered and taken care of until the roots sprout and a bud shoot from the ground.
We need to water the seeds.
SEEDS HAS ITS DESTINY
In the beginning, God created destiny on every creation He created.
He had given destiny to every seed when He said, “let there be…” so that He will not say “let there be” anymore every time a new tree or new life form.
That is why we don’t judge the seed on its small form because it has its own destiny.
A forest could start from a handful of seeds. The world was populated from a single seed of Adam and Eve.
The seeds that were planted on you have destiny if it’s only been watered.
We don’t judge our dreams and our aspirations or even other dreams that they are too small because every seed of dreams planted in us if watered has its destiny.
Seeds that are buried in the ground is hidden but its destiny shall be exposed over time.
Is it not that every seed that was sown in us is concealed and while it’s still hidden, we thought that our future is grey?
While the seeds were still enclosed, we see no light because the seed has still no roots. Sometimes it is still covered with many doubts, questions on how this will come into life.
When we are in this state of asking ourselves, we don’t have yet the assurance that the seeds will grow, we thought that we are buried.
Sometimes we are buried by so many problems, uncertainties, doubts, lack of skills and resources and we see our future as grey. But the reality is, God did not bury us; we were planted.
And because we were planted, we have a destiny.
The realization of that destiny is by watering the seeds.
WHAT DOES WATERING DO TO THE SEEDS?
Many young minds with great potentials became despicable because wicked seeds were planted in them. This makes worse when it’s watered by wicked thoughts.
They became the problem of society and bringing fear and terror to so many.
Many women in some parts of the world lost the grip of its abilities because they were not watered. They treat them as a second-class citizen.
There’s a lot of children who ended up in the streets because their parents failed to inspire them and the leaders failed to guide them.
Watering is inspiring the mind, the heart and the life of people, so that whatever planted in them grows and be fruitful.
But what is watering if there were no seed planted?
Water will not work if nothing is planted in you.
- WATER EXPOSES US TO OUR VULNERABILITY
It’s good to take a bath. It’s refreshing but not to the seeds.
Water brings pain and suffering to the seeds.
It is done not to please you nor give you comfort, its purpose to slowly kill our old self, to replace our old beliefs systems, change our old mindsets and to replace our old habits and character.
Changing our self-belief is a tough decision to do because we need to be radical.
It makes the seed’s skin to decay so that it helps the inside to shoot out.
Watering will help our roots to bud and that good things in us to sprout.
We must be dead of ourselves if we want to re-birth with a more vibrant destiny.
To be a better person, watering kills our pride, it will show us our weakness.
To be a better investor and grow the seed of abundance, it will highlight our past spending habits. We need to cut-off unnecessary expenses and debts and opens you to focus on your economic activities.
To grow a fruitful relationship, watering the seeds will uncover you to start forgiving and start loving the person without any reservations.
- WATER BRINGS DISTURBANCE TO YOUR REALITY
If you want to be renewed, be ready to be disturbed
Watering makes the encasement expand.
The words of encouragement will expand our mindset and it will leave us restless.
There is something that makes us restless until we reach that destiny of what we really meant to be.
As St Augustine said, “My heart won’t rest until it rests in you.”
Because watering push us to the threshold of our weakness to strength, from our fear to courage, from our doubt to our self-belief,
Our big why becomes clearer than before; our core purpose and mission come to life.
This clarity makes us sure of who we are and where we want to go
When you allow God to water you, you allow Him to disturb you.
Watering exposes the truth of who we really are, that we were born to be victorious, that God has a better plan for us, that we were gifted and we possessed talent and skills to flourish, that we are not alone, that we have inherent power to succeed, that we are unique and no ordinary.
Knowing the truth about us highlights more of our future image than of who we are before, unleash the intrinsic will to move ahead.
- WATER EXPOSES YOU TO YOUR POSSIBILITY
Watering exposes us from what was impossible before to what is possible today.
It exposes that our current situation is just temporary and we have to go through a process of transformation.
Because of our roots started to shoot down, our buds started to shoot up.
Being planted make us covered by darkness, doubts, fear, and lack of will. But by watering us, we are being exposed to our new possibility.
To be exposed to knowledge and wisdom from people’s insight and experience, from God’s Words and inspirations; we started to become strong and to stand on our own.
Watering exposes us to be wealthy by starting to change our mindset and habit on how we deal with every blessing that we receive. That the subject of money is not taboo because this is God’s instrument for our blessings and we can also be his channel of blessings for others.
We started to be mature until we are ready to face different challenges outside our comfort zones. We are strong enough to face storms.
Watering brings new hope and rays of light in us.
Watering erases any doubts in our mind that we could be changed and forgiven no matter how sinful we are. That His love could change us to be a better person.
No amount of guilt that could not be washed by the unsurmountable love God has given us.
LOOK FOR PEOPLE TO WATER YOU
We could be watered by God, by people, and by our experience
Elisha left his farm, killed his oxen and cooked it with its own yoke.
Why? Because Prophet Elijah watered him. Prophet Elijah exposed him of what he could become.
Simon and Andrew left their boat and nets and became a disciple because Jesus watered them
I served in El Shaddai PPFI Ministry till now because I was once watered by our servant leader Bro. Mike Velarde twenty-five years ago. I have this desire to write because I was inspired reading and listening to Bo Sanchez books and write-ups.
For a long time, I am hesitant in Real Estate investing because of fear and lack of information how it really works but when Pastor Dan Calingasan and Mam Vangie exposed us to Real Estate Market and how the economy works, we started venturing into it.
Look for trusted people to water your dreams, your passion, your craft, your mission, your vision.
Look for a coach, a spiritual advisor, a pastor, a mentor, a marriage counselor, a financial coach that will inspire, direct and push you to your potentials.
Find someone that will motivate you; that will inspire you to become what you really meant to be.
Look for people you considered as your hero in the field that you want to succeed and follow them. Success is just a matter of copying those are successful in the field you want to be successful.
God uses His Words, other people, and your experience to water you.
Always remember that these people are not always there to please you.
There will be times that they are tough, they are firm, they tell you the truth and will ask you to do drastic things, to sacrifice, and to do radical decisions.
You will not like their ideas, their thoughts and comments but this is all essential things that will help you achieve whom you want to be.
Do not be afraid to be watered.
Because watering changes us.
We can only truly know who we can become until we are exposed.
May God water you and exposed you to your potentials,