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Keep Sowing Your Seed

"If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow—perhaps it all will."1

I'm a writer, but if I always waited for inspiration to motivate me to write, I wouldn't get much written because there are lots of other things I enjoy doing. Not always, but as a general rule, writing for me is only about five percent inspiration. The rest is 25 percent discipline and 70 percent is simply hard work. I think every writer, from time to time, struggles with a writer's block, but you have to keep on writing when it's your work.

Although I don't always love the process of writing, I do like that it gives me the opportunity to share God's Word with others. In person classes and teachings are much more relational, but writing has proven to be highly effective, especially with today's electronic means of communication.

Life's like this. Obviously not everybody is called to write, but we are all called to do that which we are equipped to do. The important thing is that we seek to obey God's leading in how to best use our gifts and talents to do His work and find our motivation in reaching others for Christ. Achieving something worthwhile in life means having a clearly defined life purpose and then discipline, hard work, and determination to hang in for the long haul—and to "keep on sowing our seed," and never give up.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me know what my God-given life purpose is and to keep moving forward so that when I get to the end of life's journey, I will hear your welcoming words, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Lord.' Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

1. Ecclesiastes 11:4, 6 (TLB)(NLT).

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