This article is not necessarily about using time effectively, though this is obvious from the story in Part 1. Our focus here is on the seed. A seed is not supernatural, yet it determines your harvest. It is only what you plant that you reap, not what you are getting ready to plant. It doesn’t matter how great or influential you are, the question is, “How productive are you?” It is possible to get involved in a lot of activities such as clearing the farmland, making ridges, and fertilizing the soil, without actually doing the planting! What a wasted effort it would be.
We must be seed oriented. The year 2014 was a great year. What things do you think you can do that will give you a head start in 2015? What seeds can you plant today that will justify the gift of life you have? An online dictionary defined a seed as “a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa”. Inside a seed lie so much potential, but the potential must first break through the hard protective coat through planting. Your potential may be your talent, skill or ability. Invest it now and expect your returns tomorrow.
If you see nothing (plant) on the surface of the ground, you don’t need to worry because every process requires time, but if you don’t have anything (seed) in the ground, you better start worrying because time can never bring a harvest when there was no planting.