“The Kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field” [Matthew 13:24]

Jesus taught about this harvest field and the seed that is sown within.  The field is the heart of man.  The seed sown is either good or bad.  The seed is information.  It is that which propels or directs your life.  The seed is the homing signal; it guides you through the myriad of life’s circumstances.  The good seed is the word of God and The Truth given to us in the Word.  It is incorruptible which means it will not guide you incorrectly!  The bad seed is often that which you have been told from childhood.  Check your heart… what seemingly harmless seed has been growing to look like truth yet was not?  It could sound fine, but if it is not the truth it will grow to become a stronghold of self protection.

For example, as a child I lived under the parental rule that a child is seen and not heard.  In other words, we had to have permission to speak!  Now that may work well with children, but as an adult it will cause what most refer to as ‘stuffing’.  Much damage is done when people are told not to say anything, just remain quiet—keep the peace!   It actually becomes a place of bondage.   My earthly father was a wonderful man, but this was his way of dealing with life—keep the peace.  Sounds good until it becomes appeasement.  Stuffing causes sickness, emotional, spiritual and sometimes physical.  Your voice is your identity; it is your witness of who you are in Christ and who Christ is in your life.   Stuffing causes your identity to be stolen!  Child of God you do have a voice and it is okay to use it or if not allowed in your particular circumstance then leave without shame or guilt.   Church,  “…you are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” [1 Peter 2:9], that’s a position of leadership that has a voice.   Speak now or you will forever have to suffer in silence.

Further Reading:   Matthew 13;   1 Peter 2:9