By Effie Rolfe
It’s Coming Back. You reap what you sow. Your actions are the seeds you plant that will manifest in your life. Make no mistake—whether you know it or not you are doing that each day of your life. The soil doesn’t care what you plant however it will return whatever seed you sow even if it’s a weed. Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. For a person will reap what he sows (Galatians 6:7).
We are blessed to be a blessing. My prayer is to bless someone out of love rather than simply because of what I can get in return. We should all follow the golden rule ‘…do unto others as you would have them do unto you…’ (Matt 7:12). Acting in genuine love is the best practice. Bottom line—you will reap whatever seeds you have sowed and that includes the good, the bad and the ugly. Your life is really an echo. The echo is all yours. Whatever you do today is what will find you tomorrow. The actions that we take as well as the choices we make will determine our harvest. So really this is not just about the big payback, but it’s also about creating your legacy. How will you be remembered?
The choices you make will mirror your life. The great news is we can make a 360-degree change for the better. Starting now, let us begin to rewrite the chapters of our lives to make sure we will be able to reflect on a beautiful life story. Let love be the motivating factor for the seeds of blessings and kindness that you give. The good that you choose to or not transcend culture, religion, nationally, socio-economic levels and beyond. The bible states in Matthew 25:25-40, “For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.” Then, these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’”
Your life as well as your lifestyle is about sowing and reaping. Create your legacy and future by examining your current choices. Examine what you are consciously and unconsciously thinking and doing. These thoughts, actions and reactions will be the harvest of the seeds you have planted in every aspect of your natural and spiritual walk. You sow you reap—you give you get—you seek you find. Life always mirrors your actions. Ultimately, we are the producers and manufacturers of the results we experience in life. Regardless, if you realize it or not, we
all have a say so in what we do. Thankfully, God’s grace covers us.
But when it comes to sin and wrong doing, I truly believe that if we were penalized for everything we did—we wouldn’t make it too far or even be alive. According to Lamentations 3:22-23, “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
Reaping and sowing, strange you say? This is a powerful example of planting and harvesting. You plant a few seeds and it yields a bushel of corn. The return on the seed is always greater than the initial seed you planted. Be it anger, bad habits, smiles or good deeds—what you receive will be much greater than what was given. Your sowing will definitely make room for you. Remember, whatever you do today will determine the rest of your life and will eventually stare you in the face.
What are you getting back…?
©Effie Rolfe is an Author of “Supersize Your Thinking,” Media Personality and Motivational Speaker. You can contact her at effierolfe.com or on twitter.com/effiedrolfe. Listen to her show daily on urbanpraiseradio.org (2015 Stellar Award Winner for Best Internet Radio Station).