If we look closely to our work with CHRIST, we will realize that when we started, everything was going smooth right? (not like anything will ever go wrong), but if we study our BIBLE more, we will see that JESUS himself said that we are going to face persecution (Mark 10:30).
We should always keep one thing in mind that the moment we surrender to CHRIST we should be ready for anything (I mean ANYTHING). But that is not what we are here to talk about, just felt I should say that.
Now let’s go on a little journey with JESUS. In Luke 13:6-9 (I will suggest that you read it for yourself) JESUS told the people a parable about a man that had a farm and in the farm he planted a fig tree (this is just a summary) annnnnnd so on.
In that short passage of scripture, JESUS said a lot of things (even as small as it is, isn’t JESUS AWESOME!!!), but I will just go straight to the point.
In v6, it basically talks about the man and the fig tree but there is something else there that I believe we all can see; the fig tree had no fruit, and if we remember JESUS said that “any tree that does not produce its fruit should be cut down” (basically talking about fulfilling its purpose) .
In v7, the man was already furious (but not fast) I mean, why would I plant a tree, and in its due season no fruits (that doesn’t work for me). Then the man told his worker (this is my favorite part) to cut the tree down and then he said “why should it even waste the soil?
The underlined phrase is what this whole thing is all about. Now let me ask, what do you think “waste the soil” means to you (before you read mine)????????????. Well let me tell you.
What’s that GIFT, ABILITY or TALENT that GOD has given you and you know about it (even if you don’t know ask HIM). It will be a horrible thing if it goes to waste. I mean, we all have that special thing in us that for some reason makes us stand out (not like you are standing outside the crowd) we should produce Godly fruits with it.
V8&9 covers it with JESUS’s hands. “But he replied to him, Sir, leave it this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. Perhaps it will bear fruit next year, but if not, you can cut it down.”
If you feel or think you don’t have a purpose or you don’t know it and you really want to know, just go to HIM in prayer and ask HIM, HE will be totally happy to show you and help you with it as said in v9.
– S.O.G Franklin
Written on the: 19 /06/ 2017
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