How wise is your sowing?

Many people are yet to learn what Shakespeare taught so well.

In one of his plays he says, “The evil that men do lives after them.”

People have different interpretations of this statement.

But the truth is when you do evil, you don’t go free. It haunts you all your life.

Evil does not follow someone who has not looked for it.

A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they can find their way in life by cheating, exploiting others, or taking what does not belong to them.

Either they are not aware of the law of karma, or they prefer to ignore it.

In this world, we reap what we sow. If we sow evil, that is what we will reap. If we sow good, that is what we reap.

This is what we call the law of karma.

There are people who sow evil and think that they can reap good. How can that be possible?

Can you sow mangoes and reap pears? That would be reaping from the sweat of another.

In life, we are supposed to live on the sweat of our brow, not on the sweat of the brows of others.

Remember what is related in Genesis 3:19. When our first parents disobeyed God and were sent out of the Garden of Eden, God told then:

“You will have to work hard all your life to make it (the soil) produce enough food for you…You will have to work hard and sweat to make the soil produce anything until you go back to the soil from which you were formed.”

He did not say we would get without having worked for it. What he said is quite clear.

We have to work for what we need.

To get anything without working for it is not normal. It is to break the law that God put in place

We should not forget, for every law, there is punishment when we break it.

If you want to live a successful life, respect the law of of life governing success and failure.

This law says what you give out always comes back to you.

We have to plant in order to harvest. You don’t reap if you have not planted.

That is why we have a farming or planting time. During the farming or planting time , we plant so that when the time comes, we reap.

Every thought, every deed is a seed you plant. That seed grows up to bear its kind, and nothing else.

This is why belief has so much power. Belief is a seed that you sow in the universe. It later becomes reality.

Do not believe what you do not want because that is like sowing the seed of a crop you do not want. That is what you will reap. You reap what you believe.

This all boils down to reaping what you sow or the law of karma.

Nothing in life happens haphazardly. Everything follows a plan. If the conditions for something to happen are met, it will happen. If they are not, it will not happen.

When you find people behind bars, it is because they have broken a law; and the law says when you break a law, you are punished for it.

I know you will say there are people who are behind the bars for crimes they have not committed. How does the law of karma come in here?

The law of karma starts with thought. Sin is committed in thought, word or deed. The universe registers the sin of thought as a sin of deed.

To the universe, thought is reality. Therefore, think not of evil because that is evil. Planning evil is evil even if you do not execute your plan.

But it can also happen that someone who is completely innocent is made to suffer. There are exceptions to every rule. And who says such a happening may not be a stepping stone to greater good.

Who knows if Nelson Mandela would ever have been President had he not served those so many years in prison? What we can say with certainty is he would not have been the historical figure he became, had he not suffered so many years behind the bars.

Some failures are stepping stones to good. Abraham Lincoln failed his way to the White House. Many people have risen to prominence because they failed and that challenged them.

All this is said to uphold the point that we do not reap what we do not sow. If you reap what you did not sow, you will pay for it. If you sow and do not reap, it means you did not sow on fertile soil or you did not sow good seeds or you did not take good care of the crops. It can also mean your harvest has been delayed for your greater good.

Plant the law of karma in your mind which is in the Bible in Galatians 6:7, “we reap what we sow.” This is the same as the proverb, “As you make your bed, so shall you lie on it.”

If you give out love, love will come to you. If you are kind, you will experience the kindness of people. If you smile a lot, people will smile a lot to you.

If you hate people, people will hate you. If you don’t care about people, people will not care about you.

That is how it goes in life. Knowing this, who will not be wise enough to sow only that which they wish to reap?

How wise is your sowing? Be a wise soul and sow what you wish to reap.

The seed of a mighty tree (Be inspired today 396 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

What seed are you sowing
For your life?
Do well to tell me.
Are you sowing the seed
of a mighty tree?
Or the seed of a vine?
Let your life goal not be
A vine,
That will shoot up high
In a day,
And wither before your eyes.
Make it a mahogany tree
That will take its time
To take root and grow;
But with roots deeply buried
In the ground
Will stand unshakable
For years to come.

Unchangeable law (be inspired today 344 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

If you say I am wrong,
I won’t mind it;
But to be honest with you,
This is what I believe;
And I do so with all my heart;
It is an unchangeable law:
Every dollar or coin
That you earn honestly
Is the fruit of your sowing;
If you sow a good seed
On fertile ground,
At a good planting time,
And you tend to the crops,
You will reap;
They must bear fruit;
It is not a joke
When we say
We reap what we sow;
We mean it;
If you get a good goal,
And you give it time,
Work on it,
Do all you can,
You will get the results
You want.
This is my believe;
Choose a good goal,
As you select good seeds
To plant;
Plant your goal by working on it;
Fertilize and tender it
By bringing your skill,
creativity, resourcefulness
Into it;
As you patiently wait for your crops to grow,
Be patient and persist
If desired results don’t come.
With effort, and time,
They will come.

Sow on fertile soil

Sow your seeds
On fertile soil;
That is what the wise
Farmers do.
Foolish farmers will sow
Their seeds on barren land;
Whereas seeds that are sown
On fertile soil
Will grow and sprout
And yield abundant fruit;
But seeds that are sown
On barren land,
If at all they grow,
Are not sure to yield;
And if at all they yield,
Are not sure of abundant yields;
Be wise then when you sow;
And sow your seeds,
Not on barren land,
But on fertile soil;
To reap an abundant harvest
That will give you joy.

If you sow in tears, don’t mind

If you sow in tears,
Don’t mind;
If you abide by God’s plan
For your Life
Blessings in abundance
You will receive,
From He that has
And He that gives;
Abide by God’s Eternal Word
And your blessings will be
More than you can carry;
You will know
The delicious taste of joy;
And when God blesses you,
He wants you to make sure
You do not keep it all
For yourself alone;
You cultivate the good habit
Of sharing;
In sharing to the needy,
We do like the wise farmer,
Who sows their seeds
On fertile soil;
Abundant will be the yields
When the time comes to harvest.
Those who sow, be it in tears,
The Eternal Word of God,
First in their hearts,
And then in the hearts of others,
Will reap the wonderful harvest
Of the Eternal Kingdom of God;
The greatest gift everyone
Can aspire to receive
From Heaven.
Even if you sow in tears,
Mind not;
The time for harvest
Will come;
And that will be laughter time.

Don’t reap where you never sowed

I never saw a mango tree
That produced pears;
I never saw a pear tree
That produced mangoes;
Who’s seen one?
What we sow
Is what we reap;
If you reap
What you never sowed,
O reap
Where you never sowed,
We have a word we use
To refer to you;
We call you a thief!
To not be called a thief,
Don’t reap where you
Did not sow;
If you want mangoes,
Sow a mango seed;
Plant a
If you want pears,
Sow a pear seed;
If you want guava,
Sow a guava seed;
You reap what you sow.

Do we reap what we sow?

The question whether we reap what we sow has come up time and again. I do not know what your response is, but this question can be handled from many angles. Let me take the angle of the leader and the follower.

There are some people who think they should be the ones to lead all the times. When they are not in leadership, they take upon themselves to give hard times to those who are.

Their aim is to see that those who are leading fail. They think this will give them a chance to take the leadership position. Of course, in some cases, people have succeeded. In some, they have failed.

The truth is, this is a very bad way of doing things. It is one way by which humanity gradually destroys itself. It takes us into a vicious circle from which it is hard to come out. And unless something is done, the circle will grow bigger and bigger until it explodes.

There is a dire need for a change of mindset. If someone is in power, and you are not in power, you support the one who is in power.

Since no one knows tomorrow, if you are the one in power tomorrow, you will feel comfortable asking for others to support you.

If the world in which we live has become so crooked, it is because we throw banana peelings on other people’s way. By so doing, we invite banana peelings to be thrown on our own way; and, usually, it is done in one form or another.

This takes us to our subject of reaping what we sow. A simple fact of life is, we reap either what we sow, or the equivalent of what we sow.

Success is waiting

Success is waiting for you
With a smile,
At the end of the day;
It never waits at the start;
Always, it embraces you
At the end of the day;
At the end of your journey
Is your destination;
At the end of the tilling,
The planting, and the weeding
Is the harvesting and eating;
You cannot skip to harvest
If there is no sowing.
How can you wear a golden crown
When you have not fought
And beaten your opponent?
Of one thing you can be sure;
Success is waiting for you
With a smile,
At the end of the day;
Not at the start.