I can’t believe that it’s May already! I know that this post is a few months late but I still wanted to finish and share it.
Over the last few years, I’ve started to set realistic New Year Resolutions. I did away with lists and created annual goals. Last year, my resolution was to Initiate Change. My goal for 2011 was to initiate change in the way I viewed and lived life.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” – Romans 12:2 NLT
It’s taken a whole lot of courage but what an incredible year it has been. I certainly believe I succeeded in reaching my goal. I wish I shared more of my journey last year and this year, I want to try and share a whole lot more. I’m not the type of person that shares a lot about my life and if you know me on Facebook, I don’t often write much about what I’m up to. In fact, the last time I visited my home town after 8 months away, nobody knew I was visiting till I arrived.
I love photography and capturing my life around me and I tend to share my life in photographs. Unfortunately, this results in me sharing the world around me and not necessarily my world.
The ‘Get Farming’ Concept
I’ve worked on the land for the last 14 months and I’ve been learning some incredible things about how this farming side of life works. Growing up in the city and working with computers saw me sitting in a small narrow viewed world. Boy has that changed!
So the 2012 goal, Get Farming is focused on following up on initiation. We’re talking broad-acre here. Not just small patches but my whole world in general. From business and finances to faith and relationships. I want to start sowing seeds and harvesting the results.
But before we go too far into this sowing idea, check out Galatians 6:7-10 for some smack down. We’ve got to focus on sowing seeds with the right heart.
Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.
The biggest part of working on the land is the work load. It’s not easy work. You’re out in the sun, you’re working long hours, 7 days a week, broken sleep, getting soaked in rain, getting covered in grease, the list goes on. But there’s a unique sense of satisfaction at the end.
This workload also applies when you’re working the land of your life. It’s not easy. It takes persistence, long hours and sometimes, you just don’t want to get out out bed. But you can’t stop. When you stop, you fall behind, you miss opportunities (like cultivating weeds out), then it rains, the weeds get out of control and they start to strangle you.
Farming is hard work. There’s no doubt about that! If we want to succeed however, I believe that we need to work the soils of our heart and life and continue to do so throughout our lives.
Sweet. Lets see how this resolution goes…