I once heard a pregnant teenager say to her parents while crying and talking about her condition, “I didn’t think I would get pregnant. We only had sex once.” Scientists understand that the entire universe is established on laws that govern the present status, the outcome, and the potential modification of any particular thing. And, these laws are irrefutable and immutable; the law of Sowing and Reaping is one of those laws.
A seed reproduces its self
Perhaps one of the most insidious mistakes is to believe that you do not reap what you sow, but what you think you sow, or what you say you sow, or what you wish you had sown, or what you want others to believe you have sown. Nevertheless, realize this: You reap what you have actually sown. How ridiculous it would be if a farmer planted a field full of wheat, thinking he was planting corn. Would he receive corn instead of wheat merely because he was innocently mistaken, or because he wished he had planted corn, or because he told his neighbors he had planted corn? Of course not! He would reap what he had sown. So it is with you and me. If we deceive ourselves, even innocently, or deceive others, perhaps intentionally, it makes no difference. Whether you believe this or not, your spiritual crop will be faithful to your acts.
It’s not Luck; it’s Reciprocity
People generally do not like to hear the truth about why they are in a financial mess, but the truth must be grasped if change for the better is going to occur. The final error of reasoning that leads us to believe we do not reap what we sow is the belief that we humans are mere victims of circumstances-that our lives are the result of mere luck. Not true. The young pregnant girl at the start of this chapter did not become pregnant because of some freak accident. She became pregnant because she had unprotected sex. The effect of this false belief can easily be seen in a problem experienced by millions of people worldwide being overweight. It seems incredible that only one cookie, one piece of cake, or one extra soft drink could make so much difference. So we go blindly on, adding cookies to cake to soft drinks until our waistlines reap the fruits of our illogical thinking process.
The law of Sowing and Reaping applies to our financial status, marriage, how we raise our children or oftentimes how we are treated by others. Our status did not develop into what it is without someone first determining what it will be. If you waste your time complaining about never having enough money, your brain will never have the time to create new ways to increase your income. If money is time and time is money-then wasting time is wasting money.
Making it work for you
This particular law of sowing and reaping is not a law for Christians and entrepreneurs only; it is a universal law that affects every person and thing in the earth. The law of gravity does not affect one segment of the population; gravity affects everyone. If you jump from a twenty-story window onto concrete, there will be an expected end of self-destruction. If you have worked at something for three to five years and it has produced little or sporadic income then allow your creative juices to flow to attract money. When a person is interested in changing what his or her life produces, they will have to learn how to develop a mentality to attract the things they desire to adorn their life. Learn how to attract money instead of working for it. You are a magnet that attracts what you are and how you believe. In some cases, you may have mastered a strong belief, but you believe in the wrong things. Change what you believe and your results will be different. Make sowing and reaping work for you instead of against you.