This 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.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.
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