And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that he is real and that he rewards the faith of those who passionately seek him. Hebrews 11:6 TPT
Have you ever planted a small seed into the ground? I’ve planted a few things in my lifetime, but since my thumb is anything but green, and having little understanding of the process, I’ve had to rely on what I read on the package. You know what I mean, the package the seed comes in has directions on the back. It tells how deep to plant, how far apart from other seeds, what the soil needs to nourish the seed, even how much sunlight it needs.
Some plants need room to grow, like watermelon and squash. Some need to grow in mounds, like potatoes. Others grow in straight lines without much room between because they grow downward, like carrots and beets. Each and every seed is unique to what is in them but all are created to produce after their own kind. For example, you get whatever you plant.
Seems like a pretty simple and straight forward concept, right? But how many of us expect others to be just like us even though they were created for a specific purpose. If given the room to grow and the right environment to grow in, their potential to produce a harvest would be astounding. It’s the reason some children leave home and wander off, while others stay close to the place they were born.
Here’s an astounding concept; each of us are born to produce, not just in the natural, but especially in our spirits. What is produced by our spirits, is born of the Love that is in us. Faith that the Spirit of God, which was planted in our hearts when we first believed, is able to develop that love into fruit that will be seen and felt by those around us. Each moment we live in that fertile soil, allowing the seed to break down and yield, to struggle toward the surface until it breaks through into the Light, all green and tender.
Ahhh–the endless potential of that plant. Whether it produces fruit or shade, it’s purpose is to reproduce. It will draw from the earth the things it needs to survive, forming an alliance with it, rooting itself deeply into it so that when storms come, drought or famine, it will find enough nourishment to continue to flourish.
That’s what I see in this verse; It would be impossible to know God without faith, faith that He is who He says He is and that He is leading and guiding us into all truth. Faith in the seed He’s planted in us and that He rewards the faith of those who passionately pursue Him.
Stop struggling to remain in soil you weren’t meant to be planted in, it’s stunting your growth. You’ll never grow into what God created you to be if you stay surrounded by green beans when you were made to be an oak tree. Focus your attention on the Master Gardner and trust Him to either pull up the plants that are choking you out, or transplant you into a soil that’s conducive to what you are meant to produce.
The more you seek Him, the more you will find Him. He’s in you, all you have to do is find Him. He’s not hiding! He wants you to find Him. But you’ll only appreciate the treasure you find yourself.