We have all heard the phrase, ‘you will reap what you sow’, right? We know that wherever we are right now, at this very moment in time, is the sum total of all of our thoughts, decisions, and actions up to this point in our life. Yes, we know this to be true, but how much attention are we giving the seeds we are sowing? What type of seed are you sowing and what type of people are you spending time with?
This past Sunday, my good friend David Angelo sent me a link to watch a service given online by Pastor Tim Chambers of Shore Fellowship in New Jersey. The service was titled, Seed Awareness, and the question was posed; how will what you’re doing today look like in 5 years?
It’s a great question, right? You see, no matter what, you will have a crop in 5 years. Good or bad. Sometimes it is easy to miss how very important our decisions, choices, and disciplines are on a day-to-day basis. However, compounded over long periods of time, well, that is you’re current situation and current circumstance.
If divorce were the immediate result every time you neglected your spouse, few people would ever make that mistake. If gaining 40 pounds and getting heart disease were the result the first time you ever bit into a Big Mac, no one would ever bite into a Big Mac. You see, these poor choices, decisions, and disciplines, just like good ones, are not immediate. It takes long periods of time to see the fully developed result. You must understand, they matter, each and every one of them.
We are all human, and humans make mistakes. I certainly have made my share over my lifetime; in my marriage, my business, my health, and with my kids. However, I take 100% responsibility for my actions and I realize that the seeds I sow each day matter. Fortunately, I think I have made more good choices than bad, because I know they all add up to either a good or bad crop. I truly believe, just by being aware and accepting this as truth, you will begin to unconsciously make better decisions day in and day out.
So, my question to you is this- what will YOUR crop look like in 5 years? Make it a point today to be aware of all of the seeds you are sowing; in other words. Have Seed Awareness!
Wishing you all the success you will allow yourself to have!