ROOT-SYSTEM: Ever wonder why some trees blow down during a storm, and “others” don’t? Most of the time it’s because the “root system” is so deeply embedded in the ground that it’s nearly impossible for the tree to be up-rooted.
Well, the same theory applies to career building, or Leadership /Management development, marriage, religious commitments, etc. If your skill-sets are “well-rooted” …then you are more likely to achieve your goals… no matter the nature of the goal. A shallow set of skills will not see you through any significant crises. Weak skills are obvious and will be a deal-killer, sooner than later. If you are dead serious about your career, then be dead serious about being prepared… fertilizer your ‘root system.’
A ‘deep rooted’ commitment is also necessary, in order, to have a sustained relationship with God. A ‘shallow commitment’ of FAITH will not see you through the ‘temptations’ that satan will impose on you.
One can strengthen their ‘spiritual root-system,’ through consistent PRAYER, consistent exploration of the BIBLE, consistent CHURCH attendance; and living one’s life according to the “Ten Commandments, and the Gold Rule.” The consistent application of these ‘spiritual tools’ will STRENGTHEN one’s SPIRITUAL ROOT system… thus preparing him for ‘eternal life’ with Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Matthew 13 tells us… On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore. And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep, and when the sun rose it was scorched, and it withered for lack of roots. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it. But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold. Whoever has ears ought to hear.”
How deep is your ‘root system?’