Spring is near. Fertile ground and a newly planted field. A lot of work has been done. We started this month shedding and clearing out the old. Hard work for sure. Necessary for a new harvest. Understanding that last year's harvest will not carry into this year. And if we desire a larger one or better one, our fields must be worked. Leading us into a process of renewing. What worked before may need adjusting. Do you have the grades you want/need? Do you have friendships that are important? Are you planning for adulthood?
And now that we have planted this year's field, how do we water: care for those things we want to happen for us in 2019? For the next 6 months we will water those new intentions we set for ourselves. A longer process that requires much patience, diligence, and being intentional.
There is only so much we can water. A time of caring for those seeds we planted.
They can be friendships, new activities, your first job, a new relationship, fitness, a new way of living, and whatever else you decided to plant the last month. This is not difficult. It is apparent. Look at the last three months. What has been conspiring? What is playing out? What 3 things are you wanting to focus on or what is demanding more of your attention? Where do you want to be at the end of 2019 physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually?
The way we care for those things the next 6 months will play a huge part in the harvest we have coming in September. So don't spend time in tasks or projects that are not seeds you planted. Because we don't have physical fields where our intentions grow, it is easy to be distracted. Causing us to water other people's fields or areas we have not planted. Is school where you want to become better? Is it a friendship? A relationship with a parent? Early planning for becoming an adult?
Whatever it is you desire a harvest in for 2019 is where your time, energy, and resources should be spent the next 6 months. That is your watering: time, energy, and resources. Don't get mixed up watering areas that you do not care for. Stay focused. Be patient.
Spend this week clarifying what those intentions are. Write them down. Detail out how and when you are going to water: spend your time, energy, and resources. We definitely cannot eat the fruit the day we plant our seeds. And we for sure cannot eat fruit that isn't there. Watering is the way we stay in control of our harvest: those things we desire for 2019. Be intentional.