One of the young people in my life recently shared a golden nugget with me and I have been thinking about it often since he spoke it out. He mentioned that he had learned from an older pastor that so often we go after the root of something when we are working with the Lord to get healed physically or emotionally. If we are pressing in for healing, many times we see inside of ourselves a tree filled with many roots that have caused our current state of being. These roots can consist of resentment, bitterness, unforgiveness, low self-worth, self-destruction, etc. This pastor mentioned that he does not go after the roots….he likes to go after the seed! Wow! If you can find where the original seed was planted (in the mind) and destroy that, then the roots will have to die.
I have mentioned on this blog often that I believe all of nature teaches us a spiritual lesson and seed planting is no exception. Let’s examine how a seed begins to grow in the natural:
When a seed starts to grow, we say it germinates. The cotyledons store food for the baby plant inside the seed. When the seed starts to germinate, the first thing to grow is the main root. The seed’s growing conditions usually need to be damp, warm, and dark.
When we are hurt or we feel a sin has been committed against us, it is our choice to either forgive the person immediately (take the time to see the situation from their side) or allow the seed to get deposited in our mind. If you don’t take care of the hurts and offenses that come your way, they will develop into a seed of anger. This also applies to fear. If a fear thought comes into your mind, it’s up to you to cast it down with the word of God so the seed can’t begin to germinate.