Mark 4:26-27 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

One thing that has the potential to stop us from doing anything in our life is the fear of failure which proceeds from things known and those unknown. For many, even when they have a fair idea of all the variables that can affect the outcome of a process, there is still an inward crippling fear that something else unknown to them will pop up.

In terms of seed sowing, there are definitely some ‘IF’ factors to consider: what if the seeds die in the soil or an animal eats them up? What if there are no rains? The sower can rant on and on about these. However, in the midst of all these unknowns, the farmer still goes out to scatter his seed and this he does with only one certainty- he looks forward to harvest time.

That is what trust looks like- holding on to a certainty even when you cannot see the whole picture. It is like choosing to take the first step onto a set of stairs that leads to a proposed destination but only being able to see the first three steps. Fear will cause you to flee but trust will cause you to take the first step believing that when it is time, the next step will appear.

My dear, in our journey with the Lord, often we are only given a gist of what will or can be, without actually seeing the full picture. It then becomes our decision to choose to accept in our hearts that the picture shown will be completed or whether what we have seen in part is all we are actually getting.

Remember # it is what you hold in your heart that helps you choose- will you fear or will you trust?

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