Hello September! For this month’s blog series we will focus on “Harvest” and believing that our season is changing! Whatever you believe for this month, it will happen. From hurt to healing, poverty to prosperity and struggles to success … GOD IS ABLE! You will reap the harvest that God promised you. It is YOUR season!
We often hear the verse found in Galatians 6:7 which says “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows”. As believers we do not believe in “karma” as this is found in other religions (Hinduism and Buddhism). We believe in God, therefore the Scripture found in Galatians 6:7 is our foundation. (Side Note: If you are using the word “karma” as a follower of Christ, this is the opportunity to start saying “You reap what you sow”)
In order to “reap”, you must first “sow”. Sowing in itself is an action step. If you think of a farmer, they have several tools to ensure the harvest is plenty. They have seeds, fertilizer, gardening tools, water and rely on sunlight. The most vital thing needed is a seed. Everything is birthed out of a seed. You cannot sow without a seed. In your life your “seed” may be the investment you make in your spiritual life or the time & effort you put in your career/school. Think of your seed as your personal investment. What investments are you making both in the natural (friends, family, school, work etc) and spiritual?
Now, automatically we go to the negative and think of “sowing and reaping” and thinks we will get “punished” for the things we do wrong. Although there is some truth to that, because everything has a consequence - we often forget about the good seeds we can plant. I cannot expect to live a peaceful life if I am always sowing strife. How do you sow strife? By gossiping, lying, getting into arguments and speaking negativity. The key thing is to sow “good seeds”. Instead of doing those things mentioned, steer away from corrupt talk, and focus on positive things. I have learned that the consequence (good or bad) may not come the next day, but it will catch up eventually.
At times we are ready to reap the harvest but did not sow any seeds! I have known individuals to be jealous/envious of the success of others, but were not aware of the investment that was made. For example, I cannot be envious of what Oprah has – she worked hard for it. Her work ethic, consistency and determination landed her where she is right now. If I want to be the next “Oprah” I need to stay in my lane, fertilize my seed (personal investment) and put in work!
Sometimes we are not prepared for the harvest because we want to skip the process. Stay the course! My mentor always tells me - “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Pay attention to your own grass, water it and fertilize it”. Listen, pack your own fertilizer for the days you just want to give up! Let the light (Jesus Christ) shine upon your grass (situation) and you will reap your harvest (success).
I leave you with this - Galatians 6:9 states “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”. If you want to reap a harvest, you have to continue to put in work – in season and out of season, when you see results and when you don’t. Even if the strong winds and hail come, you have to pay attention to your crop!
I am so excited about this month and the things I have planned for you all. Please keep visiting the site throughout the month for more. Be Blessed!
For His Glory Only,