Do you want to know what your future will look like?
Then look at what you are doing right now. You can extrapolate your future from your today.
In fact, I could ask you some questions and accurately assess your future from your answers.
How can I do that?
Because there are certain principles at work in the world. For example, you trust the Bernoulli Principle every time you board a plane or the Gravitational Principle every time you jump in the air. You don’t think about them – you automatically assume they will work.
There is another important principle – The Principle of Sowing and Reaping.
“Whatever you plant is what you’ll harvest.”
How it works
We understand the principle when it comes to farming or our gardens. Its Agriculture 101.
- You plant carrots, you will get a crop of carrots.
- You cannot change the harvest – nothing you do will make those carrot seeds produce strawberries.
- You will reap more than you sow – one carrot seed yields many carrots
- You have to wait for the harvest – seeds take time
But what we don’t always understand – or choose to ignore – is that exactly the same principle applies to our lives.
What you sow, you will definitely reap.
Cause and consequence.
Action and result.
So, you’re either planting healthy, strong seeds that will yield a good harvest or you’re planting unhealthy seeds that will cause you problems later down the line.
“Make no mistake about this: You can never make a fool out of God. Whatever you plant is what you’ll harvest.” [ Galatians 6:7 GW]
Choosing the right seeds
You sow seeds EVERY DAY!
If you’ve done any gardening, you know how tiny seeds produce big plants.
Similarly small actions can add up to bigger consequences.
You may reap a bountiful harvest but, as I know from personal experience, you have to deal with the difficult or challenging consequences of long gone choices. I haven’t always been a Christian and I have to deal with the results of past mistakes.
What seeds am I planting?
Think about this – What seeds are you planting? What kind of future are you going to reap?
Your seeds are based on your values, which influence your thoughts, words, decisions and actions. The question is – are these positive, loving (to self and others) and based on God’s words? The older I get, the more I realise that The Bible is our road map, our guide to how to live.What will I harvest?
- Your success and happiness
- Your relationship with God
- Your relationships with others
- Your career
- Your life
- Your finances
- Your impact on others
Nina Franklyn Bsc[Hons], PCCCA, RSA [Tefl] is a qualified life coach, with a special interest in goals, success and influence. She runs popular workshops as well as offering 1:1 life coaching, often via phone or email, for people who are serious about creating a better life or following their purpose. email: firstname.lastname@example.org