“AS YOU SOW, SO SHALL YOU REAP”

 

“George Bernard Shaw said, “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.  I don’t believe in circumstances.  The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, the make them.”
Well, it’s pretty apparent, isn’t it?  We become what we think about.
The person who has no goal, who doesn’t know where he’s going, and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety and worry – his life becomes one of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry.  And if he thinks about nothing…he becomes nothing.

How does it work?  Why do we become what we think about?  Well, I’ll tell you how it works, as far as we know.  To do this, I want to tell you about a situation that parallels the human mind.
Suppose a farmer has some land, and it’s good, fertile land.   The land gives the farmer a choice; he may plant in that land whatever he chooses.  The land doesn’t care.  It’s up to the farmer to make a decision.

We’re comparing the human mind with the land because the mind, like the land, doesn’t care what you plant in it.  It will return what you plant. but it doesn’t care what you plant.

Now, let’s say that the farmer has two seeds in his hand – one is a seed of corn, the other is nightshade, a deadly poison.  He digs two little holes in the earth and the plants both seeds – one corn, the other nightshade  He covers up the holes, waters and takes care of the land…and what will happen?  Invariably, the land will return what was planted.  As it’s written in the Bible, “As you sow, so shall you reap.”

Remember the land doesn’t care.  It will return poison in just as wonderful abundance as it will corn. So up come the two plants – one corn, one poison.

The human mind is far more fertile, far more incredible and mysterious than the land, but it works the same way.
It doesn’t care what we plant…success…or failure.  A concrete, worthwhile goal…or confusion, misunderstanding, fear, anxiety and so on. But what we plant must return to us.

You see, the human mind is the last great unexplored continent on earth.  It contains riches beyond our wildest dreams.  It will return anything we want to plant.”   Earl Nightingale

Someone said, “You may not be what you think you are, but you are what you think.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”   Philippians 4:8

One Response to ““AS YOU SOW, SO SHALL YOU REAP””

  1. so true

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