I can name several people who have been a part of my life until I introduced them to someone or something else. I don't say this to be bitter, rather reflective.
I know for a fact that these introductions, seeds if you will, changed their lives for the better. This is a good thing. For years, I was frustrated, missing out on the harvest. Today, literally today, I sit here and give thanks for the opportunity to have the seeds to plant.
Sometimes this forum is good for seed planting. Even if the response is not what I hoped for, I know, somewhere deep inside, a seed is incubating. It is up to God what the plant grows into. I do know this; a seed will grow after it's kind. You cannot plant an apple seed and grow an oak tree.
I am thankful today; the seeds I sow, are seeds of faith, not fury. I was talking to a dear friend yesterday and we laughed about our ability to become sword wielding ninjas, not in a good way. While I can laugh now, I'm sure there are people out there bearing the scars of my "weapon". I can only pray they heal from the sting of my sword.
Today, ironically, I wear a sword around my neck. The sword of the spirit, which is the word of God. The seeds I plant are placed to bring people up, not down. The higher you lift another is the level you, yourself can reach. Fantasizing the freedom to plant good seed and let God reap the harvest.