Reaping What You Think
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap – Galatians 6:7
It’s a law of life, both physical and spiritual that you reap what you sow; every action has results. If you plan to please your desires, you’re sowing to the flesh; and you’ll reap a crop of sorrow and evil. Take time and think of what kind of seeds are you sowing in the soil of your life. How can your body be healed, while there is anxiety in your mind? As long as there is dis-ease in the thoughts, there will be a disease in the body. Ten minutes of unbridled temper can waste enough strength to do a half day of work. Our physical energy is a gift from God, entrusted to us to be employed for His glory. It’s a sin to take His gift and dissipate it through the trap doors of the evil emotions of the disposition. Our biggest enemy is our thoughts. Thoughts that are contrary to the Word of God are thoughts Satan influence with to bring the person into the bondage of their thoughts.
We cannot risk giving our thoughts free reign. They will never choose the right path until we bridle them and control them by our own disciplined will. We are the master of our own body, we don’t have to invite into our mind the foul birds of evil thoughts, and allow them to nest there and bring forth their young. Whatever we sow in our secret thoughts, that shall we reap. Sow love and kindness, and we shall be rewarded openly. Sow charity and forgiveness, and we will reap in kind. Sow generosity and gratitude, and we shall never feel poor. Sow hope, and we shall reap fulfillment. Sow praise, and we shall reap joy and well-being and strong faith. Sow bountifully, and we shall reap bountifully rather its good or evil, we shall reap what we sow.
The Bible admonishes the believer to think about things that will bring sobriety of mind. When a person is drunk, he or she will not think clearly, they might just do anything they normally wouldn’t do when they were sober. When we fill our minds with offenses, unforgiveness, hurt it brings forth roots that go down into our innermost being and will produce bitterness and hatred and other ill-feelings that will produce all types of sickness and diseases. We have been instructed to think on things that bring forth life (Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things – Philippians 4:8). When we think about these things we surround ourselves with God’s peace, we must occupy our minds with the right things and busy ourselves with the right activities.