“Still other seed fell on good soil, where it sprouted, grew up, and produced a crop—one bearing thirtyfold, another sixtyfold, and another a hundredfold.”—Mark 4:8 BSB
My grandmother use to say the best experiences are the ones that are bought paid for. I don’t know why, but it seems like we really don’t believe the stove is hot until we touch it. Sometimes babies know more about staying away from a hot stove than us adults, since we are bent on doing things our way.
When the experiences of life happen to you, how do you process and receive the information? Do you immediately reject what you see and hear because it doesn’t fit what you want to believe is best for your life? Do you become excited about your ‘a-ha moment’ and decide to do better, but the moment any little adversity comes, you change course? Or maybe you see where you need to change, but the toxic company you keep prevents you from making any real progress.
The only way to grow is to take in what you’ve learned, allow it to take root, and begin to make meaningful changes in your life. When you allow good things to grow in your life, you’re not the only one who gets to enjoy it—those around you are blessed by the abundance of your good crops as well.
While we each have a different way of learning, we all know a lesson when we have been taught one. May you have the courage to listen to life’s teachers and finally graduate to bigger and better things.