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Think Beyond – Let Go Of The Blame Game

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“Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

Another seeds fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away.

Another seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. And another seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty fold and sixty fold and a hundredfold.”

And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
— Mark 4:3-9 (ESV)

The Sower’s Parable was conveyed to the crowd that had assembled around Jesus. Jesus tells a story of a sower that dispersed seeds on four different kinds of soil.

We probably all know of this parable of the sower who went out broadcasting seeds. The majority of these seeds, in fact, about 75% of them gave no harvests at all.

The BIG Question

Why did these seeds, all being of the same variety and sown by the same farmer at the same time did so poorly?

The standard answer we keep getting for this question is that they fell on poor GROUNDS. This is not the ROOT case.

The root cause is that somebody made them fall there. Somebody who was irresponsible, careless, ignorant, casual, even foolish. He/She could have done SELECTIVE broadcasting to determine the best grounds for the best results.

Do you keep blaming the environment – politics, economy, your background, friends, lack of education, employer, salary, etc. When you keep blaming you abdicate your responsibility, you tell yourself that it’s not your fault and you slowly slide into stagnation and decay.

Your most important environment is not the physical, but the mental. It’s your MINDSET. This is what you must change in order to have different results this year.

The challenges you keep facing cannot be addressed by the same level of mindset that created them.

You can’t sit or stand and move at the same time. It’s not a better year that you need, it’s a better mindset.

Only a better mindset can make a better you.

The PROBLEM you think you have in life is actually not the real problem, the real problem is your attitude about the PROBLEM.

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