My friend Daniel Decker just wrote a great article which he posted on his blog.
In his post he asks:
Have you ever had one of those days (weeks, months or years) when everything seems to be stacked up against you?
He then continues:
Nothing appears to be going right despite your prayers, good intentions, hard work, and determination. It can be a very disheartening time. A time when doubt and insecurity can slowly creep in and make you feel as if you are stuck in a hole with no way out. Now imagine what it must be like to be a seed.
Now imagine what it must be like to be a seed.
One day Mr. Seed is just minding his own business, hanging out with the other seeds, dreaming about how they can’t wait to become mighty fruit trees one day.
Then all the sudden the Farmer reaches his hand into the bag and pulls out Mr. Seed, shoves him into a hole, covers him in manure, almost drowns him in water and then walks away to do the same thing to the next seed.
Can you imagine what Mr. Seed must be thinking? His nice little life, dreaming of becoming a mighty fruit tree has been ruined. “Why Farmer, Why,” he shouts! He’s lost in the dark, feeling scared, defeated, unsure of what is next, wondering why the Farmer would just leave him there and worst of all… he’s covered in MANURE!
I found this article both clever and enlightening.
Click here to read the rest of the story: Think. Be. Do. random thoughts from daniel decker