I Can Predict Your Future

I don’t know who will win the Super Bowl, who will win the next presidential election or even what I will have for lunch today. But I can predict your future. No, I have not been a part of a traveling carnival and I will not be starring in my own reality TV show. I will, however, share my “secret” technique for predicting your future.

Here it is:

You reap what you sow.

Ok maybe this is nothing new to you so consider it a friendly reminder of a truth we all know but sometimes ignore.

I recently had a flashback to one of my “growth moments” I experienced years ago. I was the Children’s Pastor in Naperville, IL. While I don’t remember the exact context of the conversation or even what exactly I said, but in a moment of immaturity I said something stupid and my boss at that time, Pastor Keith, said this in response to my comment. “I’m not sowing those seeds in my ministry.” In other words, he was saying “I want nothing to do with that kind of seed and neither should you.” I have never forgotten the impact of that moment. I knew better, but I found myself sowing negative seeds…seeds that one day would be harvested if I didn’t make a course correction.

Look at this verse from Galatians 6:7: “Don’t be misled. Remember that you can’t ignore God and get away with it. You will always reap what you sow!” Basically the scripture is saying this. Don’t kid yourself because you cannot escape the universal laws of God. Here is one of those laws…whatever you plant, you WILL harvest. It will all comes back.

Think about these questions:

  • How do you represent and support your leader or teammate?
  • What do you say about your friends or family when they are not present?
  • What do you do when no one is watching?

Here are two important factors that are on my heart today:

  1. The manner in which you represent your leaders, teammates, friends and relatives, is the exact manner you should expect them to represent you!  I can’t expect those who follow my leadership to represent me well if I don’t do the same for my leader. If you want those who are a part of your ministry and life to follow your leadership with respect and excellence, you must first sow those same seeds with the leaders in your life.
  2. You may not know what seeds I have sown, but the harvest will eventually be in plain view. When you plant a seed in the ground, the seed will produce something. Let’s say I plant corn in the dark of the night. The next day the field may not look much different and probably no one would even know I was there. However with time, corn stalks will begin to push through the surface of the ground. Now it’s visible, now it’s known.

What was sown in private eventually becomes public.

We all make mistakes, God knows I do. We all have our struggles, but this universal principle is true and it’s consistent in every aspect of our life…YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

“Don’t be misled. Remember that you can’t ignore God and get away with it. You will always reap what you sow!” Galatians 6:7

Every action produces a result. The result is directly proportioned to the action. Whatever seeds you sow you WILL reap, it all comes back. Examine your life and leadership today. Ask the tough question, what seeds am I sowing? Once I answer that question, I can accurately predict my own future. You can too.

Whatever you sow, you will eventually reap.

Comments

  1. Becky Downs says:

    Oooooh. Ahhhhhh. Yes! This is so goooooood! We all need this reminder. Can we get a sign of this verse for the office? Thanks Steve. BD

    Sent from Becky Downs’ iPhone

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