Sesame is a crop that produces a seed that can be either eaten or crush for oil. I know many of you are more familiar with the mustard seed however the concept is much the same. The sesame seed is also a very small seed. The sesame crop is interesting because it is very drought tolerant and can survive some very difficult conditions (RESILIENT). The sesame crop even though seemingly insignificant by the masses is over $1 billion dollar industry worldwide. So what are you getting at? We are like the sesame seed we can either be an instrument of praise or a letter for Christ. Even though our lives at times can seem insignificant to the masses if we win just one soul for Christ is worth more than $1 billion dollars in fact if is priceless.
The key to the having a successful sesame crop is getting a stand up. Once the stand is up it is almost impossible for the crop not to yield a harvest. For us as Christians when we equip ourselves with the full armor of God we can then STAND and because we have the armor of God it should be impossible for us not to bear the fruit.
Are you like sesame? Are you resilient? Can you STAND firm in Christ despite adverse conditions that occur in your life? Will you allow how you are viewed to effect the impact you will make on the world? Or will you be like the sesame crop be a SURVIVOR?
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 6:10-18