We cast dreams and have lofty goals.
We plan and talk about our long term outlook.
Five-year plans. Ten-year goals. Job advancement. Retirement plans. Kids college fund. Saving up for a dream hunt. The perfect forever home.
We look to the future and want more.
To get more, we must first take care of what we have.
We can not live out a great tomorrow without taking care of what needs to be taken care of today.
We can not just sit around and wait for more. We must take care of what is in front of us right now.
Before we get more, we must become more. Before taking over the farm we must first take care of our garden.
The first step to more is tending our field.
We must tend the field that we are given in order to receive a bigger field.
We must do what we can with what we have right where we are.
No handouts. No one owes us. Nothing is deserved.
We must earn it.
We must show ourselves capable, willing, and able to take care of what we have been blessed with in order to prepare ourselves for greater blessings.
Tend to the field we have been given.
Be prepared for more and the greater blessings that are to come.
Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.
- Luke 12:48