Finding the Acorn of Your Life

This is from the “oldie but goodie” collection,
It makes me laugh Aaron said.

Mark 4:31-32
It is like a grain of mustard
seed, which, when sown on the
ground, is the smallest of all the
seeds on earth, yet when it is
sown it grows up and becomes
larger than all the garden plants
and puts out large branches, so
that the birds of the air can
make nests in its shade.”
ESV

              Every single one of God’s children has the potential of living out a fantastic destiny.  Just like a tiny acorn has the potential of becoming a mighty oak tree.

              I was at the beautiful Saint James Park with my family, and I looked down under my feet and saw hundreds of acorns.  I thought, “I bet that not even one in a thousand of these are going to become an oak tree, but all of them have the potential. “

              Then my lovely princess used her hands like a backhoe to scoop up two ginormous handfuls of acorns.  I looked at my wife and said, “Isn’t that sweet.”

              She replied, “You know what she’s gathering those for don’t you?”

              It was almost like an epiphany, my daughter found an even greater destiny for these baby-oak-tree seeds.  In her hands, acorns became ammo.

              So how do you live out God’s best destiny for your life?  Here are some keys:

1.        Know that God has absolutely planted the potential for greatness inside of you (Read Psalm 139, and Jeremiah 29:11).

2.       To live your God-created potential, you must surrender your life into God’s hands (Read Jeremiah 18).

3.       Once you start seeing your destiny sprout, don’t ever make your destiny your focus, or it will evaporate.  Just make walking and talking with your Father God the focus by fixing your eyes on Jesus (Matthew 10:39 and Hebrews 12:1-2).

4.       Don’t let people’s opinions be the soil you plant your life in, or the squirrels will chow it every time (Proverbs 29:25).

By Aaron F. Jeffers

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