A good messenger cares for the master,the message, the receiver and the method in that order.
I saw this line from Edmond’s https:// gracemusing.wordpress.com. It so much resonated with me for days that I just left it in my draft. As I thought and mused about this words,and how it is helping me realize my assignment as a purpose -driven writer .(now that’s another word I am trying to adopt into my consciousness lately!
One of my focus in 2016 is to begin to function more as a better writer-God’spokesperson in speaking life to the audience. To see myself as a farmer (metaphorically speaking though 🙂 according to Bob Allen , there are 4 things that farmers do.
1. Cultivate the soil- which literally means learning and preparatory stage of farming- for me that will be reading,studying,planning, organizing,envisioning. Spending time to know exactly what to write,when to write, and how to write whatever it is I am suppose to write. Play it by ear!
2.Plant the seeds- That’s basically the creation and the distribution of our work product ,for me, my “work product ” is my words in three phases-Sing it,Say it, Write it. singing the words, speaking the words,and publishing the words- words that edifies,inspires,encourages,and most of all bring glory to God.
3.Nurturing the seeds- More or less like marketing, getting the words out there,spreading the message through platforms like this blogosphere, recording the piece of music, podcast, Create the Youtube channel, so that more eyes can read them,see them,hear them,feel them and connect with those seeds in form of words coming out from you and I.
4. Harvest the seeds- Harvesting for me, will be getting feedback of how the things I write,sing,and speak about is transforming peoples lives all over, Gathering stories all around about the Impact of our work on other people,is something money can’t buy.
So dear friend, there are vacant fields all around us, ready to plant, The soil is perfect, people need what you’ve got to give, it does not matter how many people are doing what you are doing. No one can do it, the way you have have been wired to do it.
We have different gifts,according to the grace given to each of us….
Don’t wait till your seed is more perfect, don’t wait for the perfect timing you might end up waiting all your life. Begin to plow your field now!
It is better to see a crooked furrow than a field unplowed. -Paul Jewkes.
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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Oba, I love this! I like the quote at the beginning as well, but if the message is more important than the receiver, would there even be a need for the message? I guess the way I see it is that the Master only sent the Message because He loves the receiver more than Himself. I promise I’m not trying to be contradictory. I love what you wrote! But I see Christ’s passion for people as the message. Do I make any sense at all friend?
Oh yes my friend,makes a lot of sense.I quite appreciate it a lot.Firstly,I didn’t even approach it in that sense of whether the message was more important than the receiver or vis-a-vis. But I looked at it from the angle of the Messenger who actually receives the message from the master.You will agree with me that some of us as messengers today,in an attempt to make the “message” acceptable have attempted to tweak it and by so doing have made some blunders here and there. Like you rightly said, Christ’s passion is the Message. We learn in part,we know in part. Thank you for your observation. You did make sense. 😉
Happy New Year! Thank you for this beautiful post. I have used it as inspiration for my photo blog “You Inspire Me” I have scheduled a post for January 8th and linked it back to you. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my NihongoJapango post. Looking forward to exploring your blog further!
Thanks Leannenz, thank you for stopping by my side. Happy New Year.
Loads of teachings here 🙂
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Thanks my Sis 🙂
Thank you Leanne, for the mention. It’s such a great feeling to know that I have Inspired you in some way. Cheers.