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When we were very young, I and my two brothers loved to plant seeds and watch them grow. The easiest thing for us to plant then was beans. Although we tried soya beans, tomatoes and pepper it was always beans that we have watched grow and bear more seeds.
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Mum wouldn’t want us to touch her bean seeds so we devised a mean of getting bean seeds. Before mum cook beans she would start removing the stones, the chaff and the bad beans. We would pick up those bad beans and decide to try them out!
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We all had our separate buckets filled with loamy soil. To avoid our parents from laying hands on them and kicking it away we had to carry them to the roof of the house. We planted those bad seeds and watered the soil.
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Every morning we go up to the roof to inspect our plants before going to school and when we are back from school we would also want to sneak to the roof and inspect it. We took time to always make sure our plant don’t lack water even when it wasn’t convenient.
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At some points we would discover our plants isn’t doing fine, we looked out for waste vegetables and other degradable stuffs and we allowed them to decay. After it decayed, we buried them all over the sand and within few days our plants begin to shine and look healthy.
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We watched the plant bring forth flowers, we watched the flower blossom! We watched it grow to the point of bearing seeds and our faces beamed with smiles!
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We didn’t plant these seeds because we wanted to have lots of beans to eat but we just enjoyed watching our efforts, patience, diligence and consistency pay off! After the plant was done with its seeds and they were ready for harvest, we harvested good looking bean seeds! They looked better and bigger than what we saw in the market.
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Remember, it was the bad or rejected beans that we planted! We gave it time, gave it our best, nurtured it and patiently watched it grow into plants, bear wonderful seeds that never looked like what the rejected beans had been through.
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I think we shouldn’t always write off bad people, we shouldn’t always think some terrible or rejected people will have not have a wonderful future! Sometimes all they need is to be removed from the environment they are into a better environment where they can grow and bear good fruits! When I talk about a different environment, I am talking about Christ! We need to get them rooted in Christ, feed them with God’s word and patiently watch them grow! Just like we gave those rejected seeds our best and watched it become a beautiful plant we can also give people the chance to improve… We need to be patient with them and consistently feed them with the word of God.
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Then like the bean plant, you’ll see them bearing great and wonderful fruits! Fruits unexpected of them. Maybe I should quote a couple of verse to get it endorsed among some Christian folks. The Bible says in Romans 15:1-2 “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up” again said Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:14 “And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”
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Hope this blessed your life?
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#GracefulGeorge

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