We would not expect oranges when we sow apple seeds. It is so important to understand what we want to harvest. If you want others to be nice to you, then be nice to others. If you want a good report then give good report of others. If you need love, then love others. The kind of harvest you need determines the kind of seed you sow.
God’s law of sowing and reaping are not seasonal. If you plant continually, you can be receiving continually. Your harvest doesn’t come instantly. You may have to wait for a season usually. The Bible declares,’ “Cast your bread upon the waters: for you shall find it after many days” (Ecc 11:1). You might have to wait for sometime.
You have to make the first move. You should never stop and wait for the harvest. When you continually sow, your harvest comes back to you in every wave. Your step of faith sets in motion a supernatural cycle of blessing in motion.
Good seeds produce a good harvest:
A Biblical example would be Joseph:
Joseph is someone who sowed good seeds in good times and in bad times. He was sold by his brothers (Gen 37:27). He became a slave in Egypt. Later he was thrown into the prison on a false accusation (Gen 39:20). But Joseph was sowing good seeds all the time.
His brothers almost threw him in a pit but Joseph did not sow hatred towards them. He helped them when they needed help. That is a good seed. Even in the prison Joseph was not negative and angry. He was sowing good seeds all the time.
God looks at your intentions more than your seeds. He will bless your seed and not only that he will multiply the seeds that you have sown. The Bible declares, ’ …whatever Joseph did, the Lord made it prosper’ (Gen 39:23). Joseph was a successful man (Gen 39:2).
Joseph was always sowing good seeds and therefore he was successful and prosperous. When you look at the overall picture of a man who sows good seeds, he is always successful and prosperous. This is not just about the money. It is your attitude. If we concentrate on sowing good seeds our God is way too faithful to bless the seed and bring in the harvest.
Bad seeds produce a bad harvest:
A Biblical example would be Jacob:
Jacob took away the birthright from his brother and took also the blessing that belonged to his brother Esau. (Genesis chapter 27). He actually disappoints his brother.
But later on Jacob is disappointed over what his uncle did to him. Jacob asks Laban, his uncle, ’why have you deceived me?’ when he gave his first daughter Leah in marriage when he worked for seven years for Rachel. The lesson here is Jacob reaped what he sowed.
In the same way, God is looking at what we are sowing. Heaven gets the attention of our motives. We are rewarded according to what we do. If we are sowing something bad like Jacob, then we should not be disappointed when someone deceived us down the road.
God has a due season for all the seeds you plant – good seeds as well as the bad:
The Bible declares, ’Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap’ (Gal 6:7). God has a timetable for all the kinds of seeds that you and I have sown and will be sowing in the days to come. The ‘due season’ may be just a short time away or it might take a longer time than we are thinking of. We have to be clear on 3 things when it comes to sowing:
God will cause a harvest for sure from our seeds.
God is never late even by a second and he is always on time.
Our harvest will have the same nature as our seeds sown
Good seed produce good harvest and bad seeds produce bad harvest.
The important thing we should bear in mind is that, ‘we should not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart’ (Gal 6:9)
May the Lord help us to sow good seeds always in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.