The other day out of curiosity I decided to research seeds. As we all know, all plants start life as a seed. Without seeds, there would be no plants and the Earth would be a barren place unable to sustain the many forms of life that surround us every day. Yet despite their small size, they contain all the food and instructions necessary to sprout to life as a plant.
Initially, a seed starts out only focused on itself. It’s primary focus is on making it’s own food from nutrients it takes from the soil. As it grows it will send out roots as it needs more water and nutrients to continue growing. Eventually however, this plant will reach a point of producing it’s own fruit to start a new generation.
These fruits bear the results of all the time and effort the plant took to grow. Fruit has to purposes, protection and dispersal. In the end, the fruit must first die to itself so that the seed may produce life.
This should be the purpose of our life. We met first die to our self-centereness, our selfish ambitions so that we can produce fruit that is healthy and desirable to others. In time, we will produce a harvest beyond out expectation. We may never see it fully, but we can have faith in our fruit, otherwise known as legacy.
Read and meditate on Galatians 5:22-26. What do these verses tell you?
What kind of fruit are you producing?
Meditate / Make It Real:
What one thing today will you start doing today to live fruitful life for the benefit of others?
Carlos F. Peña is first and foremost a faithful follower of Christ and a devoted husband and father. Professionally he is a CEO, CMO, certified executive, leadership and life coach, business consultant, author, and entrepreneur for various companies he owns and operates. Over the years, Carlos has served in multiple leadership roles in business and ministry. Carlos is President and CMO of Pumped®, Inc., a brand development and design firm, CEO of Led to Lead®, a leadership, career, and business coaching company, and the founder and creator of the FX3® program. In ministry, he currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL, focusing on discipleship. Carlos considers it his life's mission to help men discover and challenge them to be the men God desires them to be.
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