"And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow; and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up. "Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil. But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away." Mathew 13:3-6
Ask your self, "How deep?" How deep are your roots? How deep are you willing to go? The level of resistance of a plant largely depends on the depth of the root of the plant, considering it was planted on good soil with the right nutrients. Now, if we do not go deep enough to sustain our credibility or success in life we will eventually be sucked away by the parasites of life. No matter how high we may rise, our success or progress in life will wither and die as those plants which sprung up on the rocky soil.
When you sow seeds into your life you must be mindful of the kind of seeds you plant or allow others to invest in you. But first you must prepare the grounds of your life and ensure that you are ready to commit to an investment of life-long success. Cast away the negative thoughts and feelings! Use positivity and determination to defend yourself from them.
For some of you, your prosperity may be hindered because your faith is as shallow as the plant with the shallow root. Faith is the vitamin C which bring about the efficiency of your personal growth. It will elevate you to higher heights as it enriches your roots to grow deeper. Prayer and mediation on God's Word is your protein. They will help you stay fit and protect you from unhealthy elements. God is your vitamin B-Complex. He energizes us with His Holy Spirit to ensure that we perform in our full potential and harvest the fruit of our labour.
Your fruitfulness, spiritually or physically, depends on the depths of your root. Be careful what seeds you plant...how you plant them and on what soil you plant on. Prepare the the grounds to ensure that your roots grow deep enough. Deep enough so that you will be able to sustain the challenges of life as they come.