Sowing and Reaping



“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly

According to the “striving is to either: “exert much effort or energy; endeavour” or “to struggle or fight forcefully; contend” both sound like hard work? It seems to me that if you are striving, then you are working hard towards success? Maybe David Bly meant to say “Wishing for success without doing any hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted?

There’s another quote I keep seeing doing the rounds on Facebook which says something like “Don’t define how successful today was on what you harvested, but on what you planted!” The bible tells us “As you sow, so also shall you reap!” In Jesus parable of the sower not all the seed bears fruit; but please be aware that the fruitless seed had to be planted for the fruitful seed to grow!

So here’s the challenge, what are you and I going to do today to make sure there is a harvest coming to us? Whatever we plant is what we will receive, and I believe it is not only what we plant, but the method and manner in which we plant that decides the harvest. So never plant with the negative attitude “This is a waste of time, this will never work” always plant with faith for a bumper harvest.

Do you wish for success? Then, plant with faith in your own success! Let all your actions, be motivated in and completed with faith! As soon as you plant the ideas you have, the actions you take, or begin the change of direction in your life, be excited! Yes you will need to be consistent and full of faith on your journey to success, but if you do your bountiful harvest is assured!