A seed sown is maximized to the point at which we know how to process it. In Isaiah 28: 23 – 29, seeds are sown to get other seeds and seeds are processed to make bread. Process is a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.
The understanding of these two processes is given to us by God. He gave us the seed to sow and also gave us the understanding to process it into bread. The key issue here in the Law of the Seed is that the seed will respond to you the most to the level of your understanding of how to process it (the level of profit you get from the seed is determined by the level of your understanding of how to process it).
In the first place, you must be able to identify each seed and what it requires in the sowing process. Some seeds need to be carefully placed in proven fertile ground, others may grow on different types of soil while some are scattered indiscriminately over a field. You start by being able to differentiate what kind of sowing your seed requires in other to thrive so you can get the best yield.
You also need to know how to process each type of seed in order to produce the food you will eat. This is where the trick is. God gives us the final output through helping us to understand the process of generating it. George Washington Carver developed more than 300 products from peanuts. He created products with peanuts such as, milk, dyes and cheese and also proposed peanut oil as a treatment for polio. All this happened by asking God for direction.
Despite limited natural resources, the tiny nation of Israel is a major exporter of fresh produce and a world leader in agricultural technologies despite the fact that the geography of Israel is not naturally conducive to agriculture.
The Keys to Understanding Process
The first key to the understanding of process is to be self-aware that you can do more with what you have. Most of the time, our capacity is only understood when we are facing tough challenges. The earlier our self-awareness kicks in, the more our chances of generating better results. I can multiply my effectiveness in helping the lost, the poor and the weary when I become aware of how I can enable some of them, and even mobilize others to assist me in the cause.
The second key is to be curious. Be willing enough to explore new frontiers and ask questions. Being curious helps you to notice what is imperceptible to others and opens you up to a world of possibilities. Moses was curious about the bush that was burning but was not consumed and it opened the door to his destiny. If the daughters of Zelophehad had not asked probing questions, they wouldn’t have received anything from their father’s property. By asking questions, we fine tune our approach, deepen our understanding of the why’s and how’s of our objective, identify what makes sense and eliminate what will not work.
The third key is to educate your mind to think better and not just to acquire information. The better the quality of your thinking, the better the nature of your approach to issues and by extension the better the results you will get. The best way to do this is to rub minds with those who will challenge your thinking especially those who have walked that way before and have proven results. There is not much progress that can be made when below average students study together alone. Neither can you expect much reversal in failure in any enterprise when you seek counsel only from those who also struggling with the process. This is not to say that they cannot succeed but the chances of such happening are very low. The Book of the Law is not to depart from our mouth. By continual meditation and practice success is guaranteed.
The fourth key requires that you have the sense of timing. Everything in life has its proper time and procedure. The Bible talks about the men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do. When you plant a seed, you release its potential. If you plant it before or after its time you will not get the most of its potential. It is the same when a seed is processed below or beyond the required point. A fifty-year-old pursuing a first degree will utilize more effort in retaining what he is being taught whereas a twenty-year-old pursuing the same agenda will retain what he is being taught almost effortlessly. Certain inventions have been made ahead of their time which has resulted in their failure. Others came after they were no longer needed. You need to seize the moments that God presents to you.
The fifth key is to be faithfully committed to the enterprise you are engaged in. When you are devoted to a cause it has a way of influencing your perception of the opportunities and threats that surround it. Joshua and Caleb’s commitment to their God-given goal of possessing Canaan influenced their vision and their speech. Solomon’s commitment to God and His people influenced his request for wisdom and God gave him more than he asked for. God rewards our faith and our faithfulness by opening doors of opportunity before us.
The sixth key is to create and be involved in relationships where you can serve others. Even when you seem to be involved in relationships that the recipients of your service can’t seem to pay you for it, it can also be mutually beneficial because you have the opportunity to hone your skills for free. Those who teach others become better informed than those who hoard knowledge. In fact, it enables cross pollination of ideas. Creating an avenue for shared knowledge provides sounding board for your thoughts. As you receive feedback you are then able to refine your ideas which will help you to get better results when implemented.
The seventh key is humility. When you get rid of arrogance and show that you are willing the learn you open yourself to receive what money may not be able to buy for you. Esther’s humility played a significant role in enabling her to be guided by Hegai, the king’s eunuch. She eventually became the queen. Hegai is a slave and a eunuch alright but he knows what will delight the king.