“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” ~ Genesis 8:22
“Proper preparation solves 80% of life’s problems.” ~ H. Jackson Brown
The Law of Seedtime and Harvest as I understand it is a process of exchange. If you desire to reap a harvest of any kind it has to be preceded by sowing the relevant seed required. It is a simple but very profound life principle. Farmers understand this and so do the most successful people in th world.
I was thinking about this some time ago and it hit me that whatever you want to receive you must give. In this corrupt world that we live in most people tend to keep hold of what they possess and take from other people or sources in order accumulate more of what they have. However, this is not how life works.
To put this into perspective think about a farmer. If the farmer wants to harvest maize he sows maize seed. The more maize seed he sows the more maize he can harvest. When it comes to finances wealthy people are often seen as greedy and selfish people. People with this mentality believe that rich people cheat others in order to become wealthy. This is far from the truth. On the contrary wealthy people are the biggest givers in the world. Proverbs 11:24 says, “There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty.”
After giving much thought to this principle I saw how it applies in other areas of our lives. To have good relationships you need to be a good friend to other people. To better your skills in your profession teach others what you know and someone will teach you what you don’t know to help you advance to a higher position. People that go into business do so a lot of the time to achieve time and financial freedom, therefore, they put in a lot of time and money into their ventures in the beginning.
So instead of being too conservative develop a certain level of being liberal and give as much as you are capable of. The investment that you make will always come back to you in a greater measure than what you sow. As long as you understand this principle and do not violate it your life will be a rich experience filled with peace and happiness.
The Bible also puts it this way, “In all labor there is profit, but idle chatter leads only to poverty.” according to Proverbs 14:23. You cannot reap a harvest where you have not sown seed. It’s as simple as that.
I hope this has given you great insight into the Law of Seedtime and Harvest. Whatever you wish to achieve in your life be prepared to give it and you will reap because you reap what you sow. Please share your thoughts and views about this principle. We would love to hear from you.
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