What we sow we reap

Morning to you again.

as I let the train take the strain on the way to London I have been reflecting on why so many find work such a challenging place to be often causing stress and anxiety.

i wonder if one reason may be because we simply are not ourselves at work. We try to be someone we are not.

In Galatians 6:7-8 were ad this….

(7) Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

What a man sows follows the universal law of “kind reproduces kind.” We cannot get cabbage from brussels sprout seeds—no matter how much the seeds may look alike. They are simply not of the same kind.

If we planted corn and got beetroot, we would be very surprised. Similarly, if we gossip about our friends, we should not be surprised to find that we do not have as many friends as before or that people are more guarded in their relationships with us. The seeds of gossip can produce only one kind of fruit—bad! Every action produces results, and every result tends to be of the kind that was sowed.

Jesus confirms this principle in human conduct:

You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. (Matthew 7:16-18)

A second principle is at work on this earth among living things. In the reproductive process there is a powerful tendency toward increase. Simple observation of my grass confirms this truth—weeds!

When we put these two principles together, we find that no matter what a man sows, unless something intervenes to interrupt the cycle, more will be produced than was sown. One can fake living according to Christian standards and morals for a while, but no matter how careful a person is, the fruit produced by his life will betray him.

so at work, as with every part of my life I should simply be “me” and then because  as a Christian being me means doing what I can to follow Gods way I can relax and allow God to take care of things not being fearful of being caught out as being someone I am not.

Have a good one

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