Some seeds fall straight down. Some are carried by animals, water and birds to far away places. Some seeds are built like miniature helicopters that fly away in the wind.
As you are scattering your seeds in the kingdom, how far will they travel? Will your seeds stay in your local community, to the surrounding area or will they go far and wide across the world?
Seeds that travel far are not necessarily better than the ones that stay close. What is important is that they fall on fertile ground and grow.
What are you planting? Is it hitting fertile soil or is it landing on rock? Will it produce a harvest or will it wilt in the sun? If the ground around you is not fertile, maybe you should send your seeds out to a more productive land.
How far will your seeds go?
Luke 8:4-6 (NIV)
4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: 5 “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. 6 Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture.