I heard something interesting about mango and guava fruits while growing up. I learned that the reason you don’t usually see guava fruits in abundance is because people consume the seeds with the flesh. Mango fruits are in abundance because you eat them without the seeds, so there are seeds to sow for the next harvest. Whether this is true or not, don’t eat your seed.

Friend, life is about seed time and harvest (Genesis 8:22). You are a sower by destiny (Mark 4:14). The outcomes of your life are a result of the seeds you have sown or are sowing. The seed principle is the most important principle on earth, while the parable of the sower is foundational of all of Jesus’s parables (Mark 4:13).

In life, you are either a seed sower or a bread eater (Isaiah 55:10-11, 2 Corinthians 9:8-10). Every seed sower will not lack bread to eat, but bread eaters would soon go hungry with time. A seed is that which God graciously gives you to determine and direct your outcomes in life. Depending on your perspective on life, almost everything you get involved with can be a seed.

God will never leave you stranded. Beyond financial seeds, you should learn to recognise other forms of seeds that are at your disposal per time. There is always something in your hand, in your house, or in your heart that can change your circumstances for good (2 Kings 4:1-7). Time is a seed. Skill is a seed. Love is a seed. Service is a seed. Money is a seed.

You need the ability to recognise seeds and seed time (Genesis 8:22, John 6:8-12). The widow of the son of the prophet would have died in poverty and indebtedness if not for the prophetic intervention of Elisha. She had a seed in her house that had the capacity to make her the wealthiest woman on earth, yet she was stranded (2 Kings 4:2). There are relationships that help you see surplus in little, blessing in clusters (Isaiah 65:8, John 6:9).

For every blessing you receive, there is the seed part, and there is the bread part. You are to sow your seed and eat your bread. Never eat your seed out of ignorance, else, you forfeit your future. Never sow your bread out of unguarded passion, else, you go hungry.
Sow your seed and eat your bread, not vice versa. The man who plays truant during seed time will end up begging during harvest (Proverbs 20:4). Don’t eat your seed.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria