I laid out a design for my garden after church yesterday. I found a website that gives you all the tools, knows all the plants and the spacing needed, and tells you what to plant with each vegetable as a companion to help it grow better and attract beneficial insects. When you give it your address, it also tells you the best time of year to plant certain crops. My plan looks impressive on the computer screen, but we will see how it translates to actual dirt. I’m anticipating a lot of work over the next few weeks preparing the ground and planting my seedlings, hoping for a crop of good food later this year.
God made me who I am, gave me specific skills, and positioned me in this day and age for a reason, so I must continue in what he planned for me. You don’t have to become a missionary or a preacher to do the work God called you to do; use your passions, talents, and gifting as a launch to tell others about Jesus. We can make a plan like the one for my garden, but it’s up to God to grow it; that part is not in our control.
Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. 1 Corinthians 7:17