“If you don’t sow, you don’t reap. You don’t even have a chance.”
Good afternoon, friends! I hope you are blessed today. Actually, I know you are blessed today; what I really hope is that you know it, and show it. But on to bigger things. Let’s get to it.
The older I get (and at 55 I do feel old…) the more I realize that the most important truths in life are pretty simple, pretty few and pretty powerful. We clutter our lives with so many cliches and truisms that we too often forget what is of most importance. I’m on a quest to remember and reflect those most important, simple truths.
And today’s truth is a perfect example. Reaping and sowing. The apostle Paul famously said, “A person will reap what they sow.” That truth is so simple it can stand up to the one of the most basic mathematical theories we all learned, the commutative property. In case you have forgotten, when adding or multiplying numbers, the order of the numbers will not affect the outcome of the solution. 2 x 3 = 6 just as much as 3 x 2 = 6. The same is true for our quote.
You reap what you sow. If you don’t reap, you don’t sow. Both equally true, but not equally remembered, kind of like the commutative property (it’s OK if you didn’t remember it.). Why does this simple truth matter? Because our lives are incredibly dependent on our sowing, completely dependent perhaps. Whatever you are experiencing in your life, in any measure or any area, you have and/or are sowing it. You reap what you sow. Conversely, if you want anything other than what you are experiencing, you MUST begin to sow it. If you don’t, you won’t reap.
You may be struggling with my simplicity today, but I promise you that you likely have some “wants” or even “needs” that are not being met in your life. And you may be blaming the lack on someone else, or some circumstance, or God knows what else. I’m reminding you it’s a business of reaping and sowing. And it isn’t too late.
To quote Mr. Rohm, if you want even a chance at something, anything, you’d better get to the business of sowing it. Otherwise, the harvest will be pretty dead. But if you do, the chances are great you’ll have a nice harvest. That’s incredibly simple stuff, but even more incredible is how often I forget it. Now you know, and have a wonderful week!