“I tell you the truth unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives.
Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity.”
John 12:24-25 NLT
A seed is a small packet of untapped life that will stay small with unknown potential until it is buried in the dark earth, crushed by the weight and broken open. Only then does the life within it break free to grow into what it was originally intended to become.
We try to hold it all together and hold on to our lives so fiercely when the very best thing is to let it go.
Let it change.
Let God have it all to do with as He wants.
We try to avoid situations that crush us but God will use those very things to unlock the amazing potential that He has put there. He will use it to loosen our grip on this life and show us that there is so much more of it than we can imagine.
Seeds are better when they are planted, crushed, broken and nourished to grow.
So are we.
It goes against what we think of Christianity until you look at the cross.
Until you look at the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. His glory wrapped in flesh, his body broken and crushed by our sin, three days in the dark grave only to rise and change the course of history. To redeem humanity. You rescue the drowning and restore fallen mankind to God.
In our attempt to hold onto “our” lives, we may miss the great blessing of them. We may rob others of the impact Christ can have thru us because we want to live our life, our way. Safe, secure, planned, ordered.
But the moment we give our lives to Christ and He becomes Lord, it changes. It is no longer our life but His. No longer our ways but His. Not safe, not secure, not planned but we are planted, crushed and broken. Then nourished to break through and become all Jesus has made us for.
This thing that is crushing you just may be God’s way of planting you right smack dab in the middle of His plan for your life.
Let go of your plans and hold fiercely to His love.
The very best is yet to come.
Have an amazing Monday my friend.