A high school biology teacher came to class one morning and quizzed his student, “what is the essence of fruits?”. Almost everyone in the class raised their hands. She received responses such as provision of food for man and animals, seeds for planting again, amongst many others. Then she asked the students to reach out to their lunch pack and take any fruit they brought to school. Holding them in their hands, she asked them “how many of you saw the process this fruit went through from when it was planted?” None of the student raised their hands. Then she said to them, “the fruit is a product of a process. The essence of fruitfulness (process) is to get the fruits from the seeds. Without the process, we won’t get the fruits. Today’s class will discuss this process”.
So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’”Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’”Luke 13:7-9 (NIV)
Every part of life’s process is a contributing factor to the kind of fruits we bear. The courses we take, the activities we invest out time in, the books we read, amongst many others influence the way we think and act and as such impacts the kind of fruits we bear. The fruits are only a reflection of the seed and the process it goes through. What you sow is what you read, but the process of hasan impact on the amount of fruit it bears.
I want you understand that we have a part to play when it comes to the fruits we bear. every life decision we make is a contributing factor to what we become and the impact we leave. It is not only important to have a viable seed, but the conditions that the seed has impacts its growth. How are you nurturing the seed God deposited in you? What decision are you making today to increase the fruits you bear?
It is my prayer for you today that God will open our understanding to realise the impact of every decision we make and grant unto us the wisdom to make better decisions. In the name of Jesus we have prayed, AMEN!
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