As we grow older it is so easy to give up. To think, “It’s too late for me to accomplish my dreams. I’m too old. I don’t have the time.”
I know. I hear it way too often because, well, I’m in that age group.
Yet look at this story Jesus tells that frankly promises no constraints.
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.”*
What I love is that it’s not conditioned on the size of the seed. It’s conditioned only on the size of the potential life inside the seed.
Likewise the amount of success and blessing from God isn’t conditioned on the size of our faith. It is conditioned only by the unlimited power released by our minuscule seed of faith.
Then he draws a picture of life that blossoms into something amazing. A life beyond what we can even imagine.
A life of significance that touches others and brings the greatest fulfillment and blessings of all.
Now that’s surprising isn’t it?
*Matthew 13: 31-32 (NLT)