“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn
Do you ever daydream about changing the world? Making a difference isn’t always immediate. Change is usually brought about by a series of circumstances as opposed to a solitary, groundbreaking event.
The birth of my blog, for example, is a result of not only prayer and personal revelation, but a combination of seeds that were planted in my conscious and subconscious mind long ago. My grandmother who set an example before me, my parents who loved me unconditionally, pastors who instilled wisdom in me, people I follow on YouTube, authors, even musicians— they were all gardeners!
I used to spend a lot of my time in apologetics. I was and still am very passionate about it. Lately, I’ve been focusing more on ministering to people who are already Christians. Even though my focus may have shifted, I am grateful for those experiences with unbelievers and would still sacrifice my time (to an extent) if the opportunity presented itself. Why? Because even though I would rarely, if ever, see any immediate impact my words had, I know I at least planted a seed, and that seed has potential to grow.
I don’t expect to directly change lives with every blog post I write. Instead, I realize what I am doing is planting seeds. Those seeds will hopefully be watered somewhere down the road, and a beautiful flower will come into bloom—adding to the existing garden that is your soul.