What we reap is not solely dependent on what we sow. WHERE we sow is also of great importance.
A synopsis of the Parable of the Sower and the Seed (Matt 13)
In this parable, Jesus tells the people what happened on day when a sower went into the field to plant seeds. Some seed fell by way side, and fowls ate them. Some seeds fell on stony ground that had little dirt. These sprung up but when the sun was hot, they were scorched and withered because they had no root. While, other seeds fell among thorns which choked them. The remaining seeds fell on good ground and brought forth fruit.
Are we sowing in the flesh or in the Spirit?
Galatians 6: 8 “ If you sow to your own flesh, you will reap corruption from the flesh; but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal life from the Spirit.”
~ Is your ground filled with stones (unforgiveness, hardness of heart, rebellious)?
~ Are there worms and serpents in your field (malice, hate, bitterness)?
~ Is the dirt flaky and dry (doubtful, second guessing God and yourself, unfaithful to God)?
~ Is your ground fertile (receiving the Word without doubt, taking corrections, applying the Word to your lives, turning aside from sin as much as possible)?
I repeat: What we reap is not solely dependent on what we sow. WHERE we sow is also of great importance.
Is my ground fertile?