At some point in our lives we find another way to branch off and express ourselves. I often wonder what influences that, like at what point does the tree know, now it’s time for me to grow another branch.
For all of my childhood I was taught that I should learn something specific specialist in that one thing, master it and find my occupation in it. If you study law, you will be a lawyer for the rest of your life, and if engineering or accounting, you will for the rest of your life. Our parents tried to safe guard us from being “wonderers” to people who have a single vision and purpose. Often this can be dictated so people think that that means a person should be doing one thing for all their lives.
A branch of a tree shoots off from the side and becomes strong and fruit producing all on its own. Does that mean that branch has changed being an apple or mango tree? No, but what it means is that it has created in itself a way to produce more of itself.
That’s what I need to do, stretch out and produce more of myself.
We find ourselves frustrated by our current positions, and God has been giving me ideas for something new, to help out somewhere to volunteer, to start a business. To learn something new yet I silence those thoughts with excuses.
How will an apple tree produce great fruits of it doesn’t have many branches? It can probably produce 10 apples a season. But with strong branches that are well nourished it is able to produce 50 times as much. It’s like the parable of the farmer and his vine. God, the main tree has branched out, so as to create a fruitful trees that produce in season. Am I?
Gone is the time when we used to say there isn’t enough time. There is plenty of time, even more when you think of those who still need to receive Christ.
Really what I’m saying is we shouldn’t be afraid of doing more and being more. When we produce fruit the Lord is proud to show us off, showing His glory to the whole world only if we split and create new branches.
Going back to the question, I don’t think the know when another branch should grow but they certainly do know that they should be growing and producing fruit, maybe we should to. Like God had instructed in Genesis, be fruitful and multiply. So should we and the branches will grow along the way.