How fertile is the soil?
Knowing who you are is one thing. Being rooted in the right environment is another.
Know who you are and your crop yield
It's important to recognise your talents and nurture them through learning and practice, even when the environment is harsh. You certainly won’t have all the answers, and will probably make mistakes along the way. There’s so much to learn from past misfortunes, and it’s even wiser to learn from other people’s mistakes. However, we’re all unique and gifted in different areas, for our purpose is to serve one another.
Too late? Too soon?
In his book called the Alchemist, Paul Coelho discuses several instances where people fail to pursue their gifts and talents whilst they still can. He talks about the dangers of settling for less and making decisions concerning life based on what other people think not what you were created to do. He touches on the lamentations of the crystal merchant who had regrets for the things he hadn’t done when he was younger. Upon coming across Santiago, a young boy with courage and determination to pursue his personal legend (dreams) the crystal merchant reflected:
A Time for Everything
The Bible beautifully portrays that in life, there are times and different seasons for all the things we do on earth (Ecclesiastes 3:1-22). For many of us, we've had to endure seasons where we had to compromise to achieve lifetime goals.
The eventual death of the tomato plant served as a stark warning that no matter how promising one is, the ability to be fruitful is never a guarantee.
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