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Thorns(June 2011)

Thorns(June 2011)

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Published by Rossouw Coetzee
I got distracted, we all do...
I got distracted, we all do...

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Published by: Rossouw Coetzee on Jun 07, 2011
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I apologize for the radio silence inthe past few months, I didn’t sendany news and to be honest, I justdidn’t feel like it. I didn’t feellike I had anything to share or thatanything remarkable had happened. Ieven started doubting about myfuture in ministry.In the past few months I have beenconfronted with my future and re-sponsibilities and those things thatyou are supposed to have in placewhen you are ‘grown up’. Thoseworries joined with some problems atmy college drove me to investigatethe option of studying at TUT whereI would have a betterqualification and abetter chance tobe success-ful. Successful?Long story short I didn’t know whatto do and I’m still not sure. I ob-viously started asking questionsabout my passion. Why I have lostmomentum and why I have all of asudden become so uncertain of thefuture. Then this morning…The answer hit me square in theface. Sitting in bed with a roll oftoilet paper next to me, constantlyblowing my nose and working of aflu, I thought it fit to read fur-ther about what Retief Burger had tosay in his book—Oorgegee.He spoke about Jesus’s story of theFarmer sowing seeds :
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"The seed cast in the weeds is the"The seed cast in the weeds is the"The seed cast in the weeds is the"The seed cast in the weeds is theperson who hears the kingdom news,person who hears the kingdom news,person who hears the kingdom news,person who hears the kingdom news,but weeds of worry and illusionsbut weeds of worry and illusionsbut weeds of worry and illusionsbut weeds of worry and illusionsabout getting more and wanting eve-about getting more and wanting eve-about getting more and wanting eve-about getting more and wanting eve-rything under the sun strangle whatrything under the sun strangle whatrything under the sun strangle whatrything under the sun strangle whatwas heard, and nothing comes of it.was heard, and nothing comes of it.was heard, and nothing comes of it.was heard, and nothing comes of it.
—Matthew 13 : 22So plain and simple and still wemiss it .
I missed it
. There isa photo against my wall of me and myclose friends in 13thFLOOR. I canremember the excitement, the openroads of life ahead of us and allthe possibilities. I thought we weregoing to change the world, I knewit. But we all started studying atdifferent universities and got socaught up with theweeds if worryand before you know it we all kindaforgot and lost our drive. We becameunfruitful. I’m not saying were do-ing nothing, but there can be
somuch more.
I don’t know exactly what I mustdo, but I know that when I surrenderall my worries of earthly things Godwill give me a new perspective and anew passion and amazing things willhappen. Lives will change and a newmovement, a new era will begin. I amblessed to realize this
truth
soearly in my life. Hope it finds you
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“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
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Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
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If that is howGod clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he notmuch more clothe you? - Matthew 6 : 28—29Rossouw Coetzee # 07

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