Life is a bit like a garden.
You get to choose what it will look like in the future.
It’s up to you to decide what seeds will be planted and what weeds will be uprooted from the soil.
You are in control.
The seeds you plant in this season will determine whether you will be picking a basket of fruit or a fist full of weeds in the next:
‘You will always harvest what you plant’ – Galatians 6:7b (NLT)
Although you are not in control of the weeds that surface, you are in control of whether or not they will stay. So don’t let them.
If you want a life full of kindness, sow kindness.
If you want a life full of provision, sow generosity.
If you want friends, sow the seeds of friendship.
If you want intimacy with God, sow the seed of the word of God and water it by spending time in His presence.
If you want a great career that will help to serve and benefit others, do the hard work of sowing the seeds of unseen hours of study today.
It may take time. It may not happen as quickly as you like. But keep on planting. Keep persevering:
‘So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up’ – Galatians 6:9 (NLT)
No matter what kind of life you want, the principle remains: You will absolutely always harvest what you plant.
So choose your seeds.
Choose your life.