Growing up as a preacher’s son I was quite the rebel.  I know that’s pretty stereotypical of preachers kids.  I was consistently into some kind of trouble.  My mother would always quote the same scripture to me.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

  • Galatians 6:7 (KJV)

She said it so much that I used to hear it in my sleep.  She occasionally says it to me now as a playful reminder.  A reminder of the words she said to keep me out of big trouble.  I have to say that I’m thankful for her annoying persistence back then.

I didn’t realize in those days what great advice it was.  A warning comes in the next verse.  It tells us how sowing into fleshly as opposed to spiritual things will reap corruption.  But, it fits every area of our lives.

If we sow into bad eating habits then we will reap bad health.  If we sow selfishness then we will reap bad relationships.  If we slow into a slothful lifestyle then we will reap poverty.

Just as any good farmer knows if you plant weeds you will not grow watermelons.  It’s a law that you will not get around.  So to expect anything else is insanity.  Yet we do expect a different outcome.

The good news (that I never saw back then) is that it also works in a positive way.  If we sow good things then we will reap good things.  If you eat right and work out then you will be physically fit.  If you concentrate on your goals instead of binge watching Netflix you will succeed.

When it comes to your calling if you focus on the desired tasks then you will reap the right benefits.  Be deliberate in your pursuit.  Take some time to know what you are good at.  That’s your God given gift.  Now take the time to research and develop how to be great at it.  You will reap a fulfilling life with no regrets in that area.

What is it that you desire to achieve?  What will you have to sow to reap that harvest?