Deeper Day 224: Seed Sown in the Wrong Field

Not long ago, my boys decided to detail my car for me. When they moved things around, a bag of grass seed broke open and began to spill out. I wasn’t there when it happened, and the boys decided to just sweep it out into the flower bed right outside the garage. I’m sure you know what the result was. Now we have a patch of beautiful green grass at the edge of the flower bed. It’s totally awkward looking and I go back to it and rip out the new grass, but it feels like a losing battle. That green grass continues to poke its head through the mulch. No doubt it is beautiful and green. Honestly, it’s all you would hope for in grass, but it’s not in the right spot so it definitely doesn’t feel like a blessing. Quite the opposite, it feels like a burden.

We all have seed to sow, and my question today is this, “Are you sowing in the right field?”

This is a powerful question with a potentially complicated answer. Some might suggest that simply sowing is enough, no matter where you do it. But I would say, if you’re not sowing in the right place then you’re wasting time and energy. It’s much better to be productive and allow all that God’s placed within you to be used in the most useful way.

As a naturally efficient person, I tend to see the most direct way to do things. It’s just something God has placed within me, and for that I’m so grateful. I also see where to sow myself. I refuse to waste time sowing into places and people that have no desire to be blessed.

It’s true that those people and places do exist. The Bible reminds us of this in the following verse.

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.”  Matthew 7:6

Yes, all need to hear the gospel, but He has called each of us to certain fields. It’s important to find out which is to be yours.

Prayer Moment: God, please show me where You want me to sow the seed of my life. Once You show me, give me courage to fully invest myself into that place. I believe You have shown me one such field recently, so I fully abandon myself to Your call. I will partner with You and walk out all seasons in that place. Give me favor and open all doors in front of me. I am Yours to spend as You will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. Psalm 126:5-6