Sowing and Reaping

Check out this viral video to see how this man uses his extreme couponing as a means to sow into the lives of the less fortunate.  He understands the concept of sowing and reaping and is a great example for all of us.  Too bad couponing is not nearly as big in Canada.

The Sowing & Reaping Principle at Work

2 Corinthians 9:6

…whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

The principle of sowing and reaping is a biblical teaching that many non-believers refer to as “karma”.  Regardless of your beliefs, the principle is currently at work in your life. The basis of this principal is that whatever seeds you plant determine the harvest that you will get.  Like a farmer who plants a crop in the spring and then harvests the “fruits” of that crop in the fall.  The farmer knows that whatever seed is planted in the soil will grow and mature and develop into the same kind of plant come harvest time.  The same is true with everything in our lives and does not just pertain to giving money or things away.  It literally transcends all areas of our lives.  As a parent, if you plant the seeds of anger by reacting with anger, what you will reap is anger in your children.  If you are always willing to lend a helping hand, others will be there to lend you a hand when needed.  If you want to have friends, you must make yourself friendly.  What you put out, is what you get back.

I find this especially true with our attitudes.  If you ever feel like life is a vicious circle and you are going from crisis to crisis, try to really limit the amount of time you spend thinking about the problems in your life.  Take action and do what you need to do to solve situations, but don’t spend your time thinking and talking about what is not going well ~ health, finances, relationships, etc.  What you focus on (plant in your mind and heart) is what you reap and you will just continue to get more of the same results as long as that is where your focus lies.  A great example of this is demonstrated when you look at self-made millionaires.  They say that one of the keys to financial success is to not focus on the lack or what you can’t afford, but rather create a concrete dream or vision for your life and spend your time focussing on that.  Your mind will immediately begin to bring you creative ideas and ways to solve the little problems along the way to fulfilling the vision you have for your life. Think big and stay positive, even when things look grim and you are feeling down.  Choose to change your focus and plant seeds that will reap you the harvest you want.

Remember,

Nothing changes, if nothing changes. ~ Earnie Larson

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results ~ Albert Einstein

What Kinds of Seeds are You Planting?

It is often really hard not to focus on what is not going well, but in every situation that is not as you wish, ask yourself “What seeds am I planting?”  Perhaps you need to change the seed, if you want to reap a different harvest?

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About Cindy RoyI am a busy mother, wife and kindergarten teacher. I have a huge list of loves! I love my family, Springs Church, old houses, "up-cycling" and DIY projects, scrapbooking, volleyball, interior design, cake decorating, party planning, healthy eating, and sleeping. I am very organized and reflective, and am continually striving to do life more lovingly, passionately, effectively and successfully.

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