Relentless; showing or promising no abatement of intensity, strength, or pace.
Recently, Brailee jumped into the vehicle with a handful of dandelions. The little seeds were flying everywhere. Quickly, she began passing handing them out. She had to give one to each of us. She knew it was her Mom’s favorite thing.
As they were flying all around, Breanne remarked, “dandelions are relentless.” It was just a comment, but it exploded in my spirit. For days I thought about the relentlessness of a dandelion.
Dandelions are funny things.
You can trample over them. You can cut them down. A storm can blow through and wipe them out. But nothing stops them. They just pop right back up. Not only that, but they scatter seeds as they go.
You can pick them up and blow on them, again, they simply scatter all their seeds as they go.
They are relentless, nothing can stop them. Nothing can hinder them from spreading their seeds all around. And nothing can stop them from multiplying.
This word relentless came to mind again today as I thought about a friend of mine from Ohio.
This friend called me in March and said she was sending a check to the ministry. She was sowing a seed. She told me the amount and said it would be mailed the following week. Sure enough, the next week, she texted me and said, “the check is in the mail.”
A few days went by and no check. Another week went by and no check. I know this woman. She is a woman of her word. I knew she had done just what she said she would do. I began to wonder if the check had fallen in the wrong hands. I sent her a message.
A few more days went by. She checked with her post office. They couldn’t help. Finally, she decided to go to the bank and stop payment. She called me and let me know what she was doing. She mailed another check and sent it a different way. I said to her, “I am sorry for all the trouble.” She replied, “Don’t be, the devil isn’t stopping me from sowing seed. I have been sowing too long to stop now. I will get this done and to you.”
I thought of Galatians 6:9-10 which says; Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith.…
I just love how the Passion Translation says it; And don’t allow yourself to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming! Take advantage of every opportunity to be a blessing to others, especially to our brothers and sisters in the family of faith!
Galatians 6 is talking about a relentless person.
A person who is just like the dandelion. A person who, no matter what tries to hinder them, continues to sow. A person who, in the midst of a financial crisis, will continue to sow seed. Will continue to tithe and obey God’s word. A person who, when the storms of life hit, allows their seed to continue to scatter.
That, my friend, is a relentless person.
Don’t allow hinderances to stop you from obeying God. Don’t allow storms of life to cause you to stop trusting God. We have a promise from God. What we sow, we will reap. If we need increase, yet refuse to sow, we will not reap financial increase.
Galatians 6:8 says; A man’s harvest in life will depend entirely on what he sows.
It doesn’t get any clearer than that. Today, decide what you want to reap, and sow accordingly. This truth is not only about money. It’s about life. If you want joy, sow joy. If you want love, sow love. If you need help, sow help. If you need peace, sow peace. If you need a house, help someone pay a house payment. If you need debt freedom, help someone pay a debt. A man’s harvest in life will depend entirely on what he sows. Sow accordingly.
May we all become relentless, like the dandelion, in sowing good things! As we journey through life, may our seeds of goodness, kindness and love scatter everywhere we walk. This is my prayer for us today.
“God always believes the best in us- He always sees beyond our flaws and sees our potential.”