He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
The power of our relationship with God produces a sensitivity that promotes discernment within the circumstances of our lives. Our sensitivity assists us in flowing with the things that God has ordered for our life to produce the life and life more abundantly promised. As we Engageour circumstances our sensitivity to God’s purpose and plan for our well-lived and joy filled life helps us determine where to focus our energy. Our focused attention on the circumstance of our life is geared toward the things that bring life, productive and fruitful for our abundant living. Everything that looks good or bad may not necessarily be good or bad for us. At the intersection of our circumstances we have to determine where to spend our energy, giving generously and unselfishly of our selves. To give generously and unselfishly of our selves requires a sensitivity to God’s purpose and plan, patience for God’s revelation, and focused attention on what to do and what to bring to bear for our abundantly living. Occupy Your Promiseand discern what it is about your circumstances that requires your digging so life can flow to and from you and what of your experiences that fertilize you to grow into the promise of life and life more abundantly!