This is going to be an interesting post because it deals with the law of reaping/sowing, but it deals with it in a very raw, unchurchy way. I don’t define profane in the same way a lot of my brothers and sisters in Christ might, and y’all should know by now that I say what I want to say. So, you’ve been warned.
So, I watched a video on YouTube, and I have to say that I love this sister because she drops science bombs. Here is the link to the video, so that you can go watch it, if you would like some context.
But, her comments/vlog made me flash back to a statement that I read on the comments on a news story, “Karma is only a bitch if you are.” And, it’s so true. If you deal with people from a place of loving, honoring intention, you have nothing to fear from karma. What you should expect to receive, in abundance, is loving, honoring intention from others.
Why should you expect it? You should expect it because it is a spiritual law. Whether you know it as “you reap what you sow”, karma, the law of attraction, reciprocity . . . . this is a spiritual law that reverberates over and over again, through generation through generation.
But, do you give like this is a spiritual law? When’s the last time you thought to yourself? Hmmm . . . . I need a little money, let me give to this gofundme? Or, hmmm, I could use a promotion, let me mentor some kids, or a young co-worker and sow that seed right quick?
That’s the test of what you really believe. How you act when the pressure is on, and the stakes are high. Don’t tell me that you believe that you will reap what you sow when you gossip about your friends. (Side note: Don’t get mad when it turns out that the one you were gossiping with is gossiping about you.) Don’t tell me that you believe that you will reap what you sow when you’re cheating with someone on their spouse. Don’t tell me that you believe that you will reap what you sow when you sit back and determine who is worthy of your gift. No, you don’t. Because if you did, you would sow a better seed more often than you do. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m talking to myself, first. If it helps somebody else, then great.)
If you truly believe that you reap what you sow would you be quick to laugh at, or make fun of, someone else’s misfortune? If you truly believe that you reap what you sow, who would you pray for differently? Who would you be praying for like, “Lord, help them to sow a better seed because if they keep doing like they’re doing . . . . ?” What do you do now that you might have to pass up, if you really believe that you reap what you sow.
My girl’s word on that video, though! I’m telling you now, I have things to pray about y’all. But, I’m going to leave you with a positive note: what have you forgotten about that you should be expecting a harvest for? I was taught that God gives richly to all without finding fault. So, why do we not go boldly to God expecting that He will replenish us on our journey because we have sown some good seed somewhere?
Let me tell you a true story that still blesses my socks off.
I was walking downtown in my little piece of the rock one winter morning, and there was a man with a guitar case open playing for change. Now, you have to understand that in my town there are homeless people that perform for money, there are students that perform for money and then there are folks with a day job that perform for money. It’s a cottage industry here. In this case, this guy was homeless. But, I had money in my purse. I rarely carry cash, and I had just come out of a period in my life where I would have needed every last cent, for something. As a matter of fact, the fact that I hadn’t counted it, nor had a plan for the money was a testament to where I had come from. But, on this morning, it just struck me that I wanted to give to this guy. I up-ended the coins from my wallet into his case. His first question to me was, “So, what church do you go to?” I was a little taken aback by his question. But, we talked for a little bit. I told him about how I was coming out of a rough patch, and that my sole motivation for giving was that it felt good to be able to give. That it just felt good to not be stressed about that money and what I needed it for. He congratulated me and he thanked me and I went on my way down the street. )He actually was a nice guy.) The next store I went into I was looking at perfume. (I have a thing about scents. Honestly.) To keep the story short, the salesgirl bought me a bottle of Chanel perfume. Not Eau de Toilette . . . . Parfum. Do I think the two things are related? Yes. Absolutely. I can’t prove it. But, I believe in my soul it is true.
So, my lovelies, give like you believe that you will reap what you sow.