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Six Points of Sowing & Reaping


I set a goal this year to read the Bible.  I want to read this book of wisdom and gather as much knowledge as possible from it.  One law that I keep coming across is the Law of Sowing & Reaping.  I’m sure we’ve all heard of this one.  Simply put, you get out of life what you put into it.  Shortly after I read about this law, I came across one of Jim Rohn’s videos on the Law of Sowing & Reaping and want to share with you some key points on this law… 

1.  The Law is Negative

If you sow bad, you reap bad.  If you plant weeds, you don’t get beautiful flowers.  Don’t expect positive things out of life if you put negative things in your life.  If you do bad, you tend to have bad things happen.

2.  The Law is Positive

If you sow good things, you reap good things.  Now, go and plant the seeds for your favorite flower.   Show those seeds some love, and beautiful flowers will spring from them.  When you do positive things in your life, positive things tend to happen for you.

3.  You Reap More Than You Sow

One great thing about this law is that you don’t just get back what you put out, but you get back much more.  What we reap tends to be multiplied.  This can be great if you’re doing positive things, but understand that it works in both ways.  Negative things are multiplied too.

4.  You Could Lose

You could do everything right and still not come out on top.  Imagine the farmer who plants the crop and takes care of it all season.  The day before he plans to harvest his crop, a storm comes and beats the crop to nothing.  The farmer did nothing wrong, but he still lost his crop.  That’s just the way life works sometimes.  It doesn’t just happen to you.

5.  If You Don’t Sow, You Don’t Reap

You don’t even have a chance if you don’t do anything.  If you find yourself asking how come nothing good happens for you, ask yourself what kind of sowing you’re doing.  You can’t reap what you don’t sow.  

6.  It May Take Some Time

Whether we sow something positive or something negative, we don’t always reap immediately.  It takes time.  If you start exercising tomorrow, you won’t immediately see a change in your body or health.  But if you exercise consistently for three months, you will see the positive benefits.  The same holds true in the negative.  If you start using drugs, you may not see the negative impact immediately.  But give it a few months and watch the negative results be multiplied.

The Takeaway

The Law of Sowing & Reaping is a law as old as time and is one of the basic laws found multiple times in the Bible.  It’s a simple law that is designed to help us see that we get out of life what we put into it.  If you do positive, you’ll get positive things.  If you do negative, you’ll experience negative things.  Sometimes you can do everything right and things still not work out.  And it takes some time to reap what you’ve sown.  And the results are often multiplied.

Perhaps you’ve not reaped very well because you’ve not sown very well up to this point in your life.  Don’t worry, you have plenty of time to change things up.  There is plenty of time to sow, but too many people waste their time.  Don’t waste all your time on games, hobbies, and television.  Sure, you can have time for that, but make sure you take time each day to work on the positive things you want out of life.  Otherwise, you’ll find yourself not reaping very much, or worse yet reaping the negative results of what you’ve sown.

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