How To Repel What You Really Want
Success is a planned outcome, not an accident. Success, casually defined as getting what YOU want out of a relationship, a job, or just life in general, is a very good thing.
This is what normal, hard-working, mentally healthy people want for their children and it’s what normal, hard-working, mentally healthy people want for themselves as well. But, this success won’t just happen by accident!
Success, as well as mediocrity (chronic underperformance), are both absolutely predictable because they follow the natural and immutable law of sowing and reaping.
Simply stated, if you want to reap more rewards, you must sow more service, contribution, and value. This is a no-nonsense, common sense formula for being a good steward of your time, talent and treasure.
God’s blessings have prerequisites! If we want to reap, we have to sow. Sometimes the sowing won’t work out so well, so we must wait longer than we’d like to reap success. Sometimes we clumsily and unknowingly plant the wrong seeds. Big deal. We start over.
So, we have to replant, hopefully, this time learning from our mistakes. So next time, we pray then plant just enough of the right seeds, but this time, we neglect to water and nurture the seeds, and success eludes us once more.
Here we go again. Now we plant plenty of the right seeds AND take exceptional care of those seeds, nurturing them with everything we’ve got. Unfortunately, a big storm comes along and washes aways the amazing seeds. This isn’t fun anymore.
But what is the alternative? So, we plant again…and pray a bit more this time…and nurture those seeds, of course. Weather works out for us this time, and with a grateful heart, we give thanks for an abundant crop!
Success in life is not based on need, but on seed. Either you become really good at planting in the springtime or really good at begging and stealing in the fall.
The Bible says, “Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Unfortunately, many well-meaning folks have been deceived, confused, tricked, and misled into believing they will not be held accountable for their choices and that they will miraculously harvest something other than what they planted.
This is not the truth.
This dangerously popular distortion promotes mediocrity, victimhood, and underachievement. Consider the effort and expense Americans undertake to solve and cure diseases and social ills while they do very little, if anything, to avoid them.
It is popular today to treat symptoms, but it is commonly considered insensitive, intolerant, or otherwise offensive to speak aloud or otherwise address the root and often obvious causes of pervasive problems. As a result, a toxic attitude, that denies that effects really do have causes, continues to fester in our society.
By design, there are no exceptions to the law of causality. It is impartial and impersonal, and it comes to us in a particular order – sow then reap. This is not my truth or your truth. This is the truth.
If you want to repel what you really, really want in life, then disregard what you’ve just read. Otherwise, to live a successful, impactful life, make sure you are continuously organizing (and reorganizing) your thoughts, words, and behaviors with this law in mind.
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