Seed Sowing

You reap what you sow.

 

You reap what you sow.

 

You reap what you sow.

 

Growing up my Grandma used to tell me this all the time. 

 

I can still see her standing in the kitchen, “You keep acting like that all you want, just remember you reap what you sow!” and then she’d walk back to the living room to watch her shows.

 

Since the context was always regarding my errant behavior, I grew to have a negative connotation with the phrase. However, as I matured, I began to understand the concept of reaping what you sow differently.

 

I learned that sowing and reaping was a reference to the agricultural process of planting crops and yielding a harvest. 

 

I learned that to yield or yielding is synonymous with reaping.

 

So whatever seeds I sow (plant) in my life they will produce the harvest that I reap.

 

What seeds are you sowing in your life? 

 

Are sowing seeds of love? Are you sowing seeds of happiness? Are you sowing seeds of fear? Are you sowing seeds of anger?

 

Are you sowing seeds of health?

 

I spend everyday working with individuals that are looking to reap the harvest of health via exercise and nutrition. In other ways, individuals that are trying to reap the harvest of spiritual growth and peace.

 

No matter who it is, the question remains the same: “What seeds are you sowing in your life?”

 

And the reason I ask that question is because on the other end of this process, is the reality that I cannot reap a crop of a seed I did not sow.

 

You cannot have health physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, relationally if you have not sown those seeds in your life.

 

You cannot have a relationship with God (or whomever you serve) if you do not open the door to that relationship.

 

You cannot maximize your physical health potential without fully committing to changing your behaviors with nutrition and exercise.

 

You cannot expect your relationships to be healthy, loving, and fruitful if you are constantly a tyrant to people.

 

I find it funny that although this process is simple in nature. It seems infinitely more complex in the lives of humans.

 

We want to have the body we’ve always dreamed of but we don’t want to work too hard for it. 

 

We want to have major success in our professional career but we try to take cut corners to get it faster. 

 

We want to have the best marriage or relationship ever but we don’t want to suffer any hardship doing so. 

 

We want to be right all the time and never wrong. 

 

We don’t want to be busy and stressed all the time but instead of taking some things off our plate, we wish for more time in the day.

 

Funny but true.

 

You reap what you sow. In every aspect of your life. And just like planting and harvesting a crop in a field, the seeds you sow in your life take time, patience, dedication, work, and nurturing to produce the best harvest.

 

So choose your seeds wisely. Find the right soil and get ready to get your hands dirty. When the harvest comes, you will be thankful that you took the time and energy to do it the right way.

 

Cheers,

Coach Steve

 

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