Cause and Effect
What does the word “Progenitor” mean? The word progenitor implies: ancestor, precursor, and forerunner. It is also likened to another intriguing word, antecedent. This word means cause.
For instance, we say that the “cause” for the heat was the fire. This implies that “heat” is an effect, while the fire itself is the cause.
Every cause leaves an effect: positive or negative. So a progenitor is a cause. Everyone is born to leave an effect behind. But if you admit that you are destined to leave an effect behind, you are indirectly admitting that you were born to be a cause. You don’t have to be married, and you are not too young or old to leave a legacy behind.
Albert Einstein was given a toy compass by his father at age five. Little Albert was provoked. He wondered why the needle on the compass faced north. This one incident sparked his interest in the natural laws of physics. Without knowing it his father was playing the role of a cause. And the effect? A brilliant scientist, Albert Einstein.
Who is a progenitor? Leaders, parents, mentors, and other influencers are causes. Whether you realize it or not, you are a cause for something, whether on purpose or by accident. The fact of the matter is that your purpose need not be by accident. The most ideal time to make this discovery is now, especially since we are heading into a new year.
Identify yourself as the progenitor that you are: businessperson, minister, professional, leader etc. Once you identify who you are it is your duty to nourish, protect, and uphold all that you are called to be.
A seed is a cause, the tree that emerges is the effect.
Most of us shop at Wal-Mart. Note this: Sam Walton (cause). His effect? An enterprise (Wal-Mart) worth over $100 billion dollars.
What you are is a seed in the hand of your maker. We see the seed, but it is time we start seeing the fruit.
Recommended book to read, Principles of Fatherhood: Why You Must Leave a Legacy Behind. Click here