Be Fruitful or Be Forgotten!
“And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
In response, Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it.” ~Mk 11:13-14
Some time ago, I complained about people who only reach out to me when they want my assistance in one form or another. And a friend of mine tried to explain to me how it is a natural cycle, and that we should endeavour to have something beneficial for others to reach out to us.
Now, a good study of Christ experience with the #Fig tree explains better. You can only remain relevant when fruitful.
Have you ever heard people lament of how friends and family members abandoned them when they were financially broke, as against the herds of people that used to flock around them in their hay days? I am sure you have heard or experienced it yourself. That’s just the way it is!
The onus lies on you to be fruitful always. Fruitfulness is not limited to financial and material resources only, though part of it. You must be fruitful in all human endeavours.
Intellectual fruitfulness: Acquire useful knowledge as much as possible. This will make you highly sought after irrespective of your age or social standing.
Social Capital: ‘your network is your net worth’ is not just a motivational cliché anymore, it is a proven fact. To remain fruitful, you must ensure you keep growing your social capital. Keep up with friends, neighbours, classmates in high school and colleges, colleagues in your former and current workplaces, religious centres, etc. Keep a vibrant and healthy social circle.
Savings & Investments: It is very difficult to remain fruitful for a long time without adequate investment. No matter what you earn now when your productive years weans, scarcity will set in. To maintain your current lifestyle that you are accustomed to becomes difficult. This is why some people don’t last after they retire from active service. Don’t eat your tomorrow in the euphoria of enjoying today. Learn to save and most importantly #invest!
Spiritual Fruitfulness: there is a school of thought that says ‘the spiritual control the physical’. The spiritual aspect of your life should not be left to chance!
To avoid rejection from friends and family, and from society in general, be fruitful!
A fruitful tree does not plead for men and animals to flock around it, they come on their volition to have a taste of the fruitfulness of the tree.
To enjoy a fulfilled life, you have to be #FRUITFUL!
To your #Fruitfulness! 🍷🙌🏾
A & B Coach
IDEDE Oseyande, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is an unrepentant believer in the Nigeria project.
His concern for the actualisation of a prosperous nation and the continent, in general, is reflected in his written works.
He currently runs an online advocacy platform (www.socialwatchdog.ng) where he engages the government and the people.
Among his published works are ‘What is Left of What is Right?’, ‘The Portrait of a Revolutionary Leader’ and ‘Warri No Dey Carry Last’.
He is a guest writer for several blogs and his Attitudinal and Behavioral Coaching classes has transformed many lives.