Ideas are like small seeds.
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What happens when you plant seeds? If you take care of the seeds, they will grow into something big and beautiful...like a giant pumpkin that wins a blue ribbon at the county fair.
You start with a small idea. Right now it doesn’t look like much. It’s small, like a seed. You have thoughts of what your idea could be some day. You don’t know how you’ll get there but, still, you have this idea laid on your heart.
You don’t know what to do with your idea, so you tell a friend about it. You are essentially planting small seeds. Then you tell your family your idea. You go public on social media. Even if you don’t have all the kinks worked out for your idea, you are still planting small seeds.
You pray about your idea. You ask Him form help, to show you a way for your small seeds. Planting and praying.
Then, someone says to you, ‘I can help with your idea’, or ‘I know someone who might be able to help’. You start brainstorming. You start planning. You continue to ask Him for guidance. You start to put your idea into action. You are cultivating your small seeds.
You do one small thing. And, then another small thing, and another. Before you know it your small seeds start to grow into something more than just an idea. You are growing your small seeds.
Maybe you put your small seeds together with another person’s seeds and then you start to grow a garden…it all started from just small seeds.
That’s a lot of metaphors, but you get what I am saying?
Every big idea started out as just small seeds. Mercy House Kenya, Operation Beautiful, Gospel for Asia, Susan G. Komen For the Cure, The Sturge-Weber Foundation. Do you know what all these organizations have in common? They all started out as a small idea to help someone, somewhere. They started in a basement, at the kitchen table, over coffee with a like-minded friend, from a personal need to help another. They didn’t start out big. They started as small seeds that grew into something big.
They started by doing one small thing, until their idea grew bigger than they ever dreamed. They planted their small seeds. one. at. a. time.
It takes hard work to grow your small seeds, but it takes something even more valuable…faith. “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
With the smallest seed of faith, nothing is impossible. Nothing.
This is my small idea. Small Seeds. And even though I don’t know exactly how it will look, I don’t have all the details all worked out, I am putting it out there. I am praying about this and will share details as they come. I am sharing and planting my small seeds of an idea with you. This is the first step.