If we find ourselves stuck in our faith, we must ask ourselves, whose fault is it? Are we sowing seeds of doubt, fear and unbelief, but angry at God for not giving us freedom over our current circumstances?
When we start sowing seeds of truth, faith, love and hope, we stand in agreement with God and His power to overcome as we actively work with Him to uproot the lies we have believed for so long. In order to be free from such deception we have to be willing to do the hard work of uprooting and replanting.
Surface repair won’t do. This only last for a short time, eventually the roots of fear, anger, doubt, pride, control, insecurity, etc. start to make their way back up to the surface. The true condition of what we really believe is exposed and our creedal statements are of little value at this point.
The Christian must use the tools they’ve been given to plant in their hearts and minds the truths of who God is, found in the scriptures. As we actively work with Christ for our victory, planting new seeds of truth, we start to become new people whose hearts are full of peace, love, joy, contentment and hope.
We cannot expect overnight change. The process of uprooting, planting and watering the soil of our lives is a long process. It may take time before we start to see any real fruit, but if we choose to persevere in faith, not ripping out the truth and replanting seeds of discouragement, we will find our hearts and minds slowly start to change as our lives begin to produce life giving fruit.
Father, I want to produce fruit for you, but I understand that you have given me all the tools in which to do this. Today, I want to start on your promises for my life and actively go to work with you to uproot and replant. I want to be more like you, so today I choose walk uproot fear and plant your word in my heart and mind instead, sowing seeds of courage and victory in Jesus name, amen.
“But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop yielding 100, 60 or 30 times what was sown.”- Matthew 13:23