Seeds of desert flowers

desert-orange-flower-and-a-bee-arizonaThis post was  prompted by a conversation with a leadership student on the awakening of her interest in leadership development . The essence of the conversation was that the seeds of leadership were planted several years ago but it was only in the last year or so that these seeds were beginning to take root and sprout.

I am reminded that the desert  blooms from time to time.  The seeds of some desert plants can lie dormant in the soil for up to 20 years.  Sporadic rainfall may then cause those seeds to germinate sprout and blossom.  Wonderful to behold.

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Colorado wild flowers

I find this a hopeful message for those of us who spend our lives sowing ideas, principles, encouragements, etc. into the lives of others. There is a time for everything: a time to sow, a time to water and a time to enjoy the beauty of what grows and blossoms.  We may be frustrated sowers because we don’t see any fruit. Let us rather be faithful sowers or faithful to the task of watering what has been sown.

The increase is not in our hands nor do we control the timing of growth.  We are not responsible for the ground on which the seed may fall nor are we responsible for the fruit. We are however, responsible for the seed.Sow in hope. Water in hope; in due season we will see fruit if we don’t give up.

Leave a comment. Pass it on. Thanks for stopping by.

Cliff {AMDG}

 

 

 

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One Response to Seeds of desert flowers

  1. Gary Clarke

    This encouraging post reminds me of the sayings of a teacher and mentor of mine, who died almost 1 year ago, Nov. 9, 2014. “We are not told to be seedful, we are called to be fruitful.”
    In other words, we have the seed already in us, that is in our gifts and talents. We are to refine and enhance our gifts yes- but as you remind us- get the seed out there, plant it, and let it do its work.

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