One year while buying plants for my garden, I was walking among the rows and rows of seedling plants. I wanted a particular type of squash plant. I was shopping at a local greenhouse. They had many tables laden with plants and most had signs posting what was growing in each area.
I located the squash aisle and the area that was labeled the type I was looking for. As I looked over the plants there was one that stood out and practically shouted, "Buy me." It was so much bigger than the others already and looked so good and healthy. So I picked it up and added it to my shopping cart.
I was so pleased with my purchase. And once in the ground I was very pleased with the work of my labor. I continued to weed and water and nurture. Soon the blossoms came.
Not long after that the little vegetables started to appear. But they weren't exactly the shape I was expecting. Days went by, and then weeks and by then I realized that my "pie pan squash" we're really watermelons. Someone must have switched the little seedlings at the greenhouse.
Well, I wanted squash, but I got watermelons. I did, in fact, reap what I sowed.
It doesn't really matter what we want or desire or intend, we will reap what we sow.
What kinds of seeds are you sowing as you walk this life? Are you sowing the good example of Christ's love and mercy? Are you spreading encouragement?
Are you sowing frustration, discord, and discouragement?
Plant the seeds of light and hope in someone today! Be thankful that someone had done this for you.
The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. (Galatians 6:6-10 NASB)