A violinist played for 45 minutes in the New York subway. A handful of people stopped, a couple clapped, and the violinist raised about $30 in tips.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. In that subway, Joshua played one of the most intricate pieces ever written with a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.
Two days before he played in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out a Boston theatre, and the seats averaged about $100.
The experiment proved that the extraordinary in an ordinary environment does not shine and is so often overlooked and undervalued.
Environment is everything. There is an extraordinary seed of greatness that God has placed inside of you - but the greatest of the seed doesn't matter - because it won't grow if it's in the wrong soil.
Some of you believe there is something wrong with YOU, something wrong with your seed, when the truth is you just need to plant it in the right soil. You don't need a new seed you just need new soil.
Change the soil, change the environment - and your true potential can be released and grow into the fullness of who God created you to be.
The gifts, talents and calling that God has placed inside of you is too important and too valuable to just he "tolerated". It deserves to be CELEBRATED! Find an environment where you are honored & celebrated, not just tolerated.
Environment is Everything. Know the Value of your seed enough to plant it in the right soil!
- Matt Jones