Have you ever taken the time to plant a garden? Maybe you haven’t planted a full garden, but you’ve tried your hand at a few flowers. Even if you have never planted anything, let’s look at 3 reasons why you should plant a garden now.
Reason #1: Because you learn DISCIPLINE when you plant a garden.
When you plant a garden, you learn discipline. You simply cannot toss seeds out into your backyard and expect any sort of growth to happen.
You must discipline yourself to choose the right plot of ground, to till the soil, to plan the seeds at the right depth, to water them, and then to be patient and wait.
Once the seeds start to split up through the ground and grow, you have to water regularly, lay down mulch, remove the weeds, and protect the small plants from animals who would love a green snack!
Are you tired yet?
Reason #2: Because you learn PATIENCE when you plant a garden.
If you talk with any seasoned gardener, they will tell you that each season produces different results. There is no summer sun that is exactly the same. No amount of rain is consistent.
You can tend your garden perfectly, and still nothing will happen until it’s ready!
Once you have done everything you can, patience is the only thing left until you see if you have a harvest.
There is no way around it!
Reason #3: Because you learn PERSISTENCE and the principle of the HARVEST.
Since every year is different, the best gardeners have learned that persistence is the key to being successful and reaping a harvest.
In Jim Rohn’s talk about the Law of Sowing and Reaping, we learn that the sower’s secret is that “he kept on sowing!”
And here’s the thing: if you don’t consistently sow your seed, you will never have the chance at a harvest.
Plant a garden now!
So, why not? Plant a garden now!
Okay, Johnny, it’s August, why would I plant a garden now?
Start planting a garden in your mind. Sow good, positive, and truthful thoughts, and you will reap a harvest of good positive things.
What’s your alternative? You could just let whatever thoughts, sights, and sounds plant their own seeds in your mind. The result? A negative view of the world, people, and your life.
Your mind doesn’t care what you plant. It will produce fruit – good or bad.
What will you start growing today?
Here is another illustration Jesus used: “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.” – Matthew 13:31-32