“Do not be deceived, … for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7
“When men sow the wind it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind.” Frederick Douglass
Lessons in Leadership-
“The Law of the Land and the Law of Life”
As the familiar saying goes- “whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.”
The “Law of the Land” says that a farmer cannot sow apple seeds and expect to reap oranges. Whatever a farmer sows; in time, that is what he will reap.
Just as true is the “Law of Life.” If you sow positive things, you will reap good things. If you sow negative things, you will indeed reap bad things. You can only reap what you sow.
Of course, in addition to sowing you must also weed. The world is constantly trying to sow weeds in your field. You must learn to identify the weeds and pull them up before they choke out your good seed. Don’t let the weeds of blame, anger, frustration, self-pity, greed, self-centeredness, etc. rob you of reaping a plentiful crop of the best things in life.
Sow discord, reap conflict – Sow trust, reap harmony.
Sow bitterness, reap pain – Sow forgiveness, reap restoration.
Sow victim mentality, reap powerlessness – Sow responsibility, reap power and freedom.
Sow I can’t, reap failure – Sow I can, reap success.
Sow sorrow, reap agony – Sow joy, reap happiness.
Sow anger, reap stress – Sow calmness, reap peace.
Sow revenge, reap enemies – Sow peace, reap friends.
Sow doubt, reap standing still – Sow faith, reap new possibilities.
Sow it’s all about me, reap frustration – Sow serving others, reap satisfaction.
Sow animosity, reap conflict – Sow kindness, reap understanding.
Sow hatred, reap alienation – Sow love, reap fulfillment.
Sow pride, reap humiliation – Sow humility, reap honor.
Sow dominance, reap struggles – Sow servant leadership, reap cooperation.
Sow discouragement, reap dissatisfaction – Sow hope, reap contentment.
Sow laziness, reap neediness – Sow commitment, reap rewards.
Sow to your flesh, reap destruction – Sow to the Spirit, reap life.
69. List the outcomes you are reaping that are the most positive and the most negative?
70. What attitudes or habits are contributing to your negative consequences?
71. What attitudes and habits do you want to be more intentional to sow?
If you don’t like what you’re reaping, change what you’re sowing.
“You have to sow before you can reap. You have to give before you can get.” Robert Collier
“God wants to use you to make other people happy! And the happier you make others, the happier you will be because you reap what you sow.” Joyce MeyerFiled Under: Blog, Born to Lead... | Tagged With: commitment, cooperation, forgiveness, Freedom, honor, hope, humility, law, Leadership, life, love, power, reap, responsibility, sow, success, trust