Do you like to put all your eggs in one basket? It is easier to carry a single basket, and it is easier to be focussed. But there is a risk. This old piece of advice means someone who puts all their effort into one thing, risks having no alternatives, if it fails.
When it comes to matters of the Kingdom of God, we can be ‘one basket’ people. Take how we focus our evangelism efforts on a very few people. We tend to focus on a few initiatives one at a time. The benefit of focus is it channels our energy and resources. The risk is the things we are focussed on, won’t work.
My experience is most things don’t work. And certainly not new or challenging initiatives. There is more failure than success. There is no reason to be downcast. Failure is a teacher; we can learn new things. It also means we should invest in multiple things, hoping something will succeed. Take the parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-23). This farmer cast seed everywhere, hoping some of it would take root and bear fruit. Crazy farmer! But if you want fruit, you must find the good soil by casting the seed.
I wonder if you are casting enough Kingdom seed in your life. Do enough people know you are Christian? Do you have faith conversations with multiple people every week? Are you investing in multiple Kingdom initiatives either with your time, talent, or finances? You may notice our church has spread wider with Kingdom opportunities. Who knows what will work? But if we cast seed wide enough, we increase the chances of seed finding good soil.
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