As life goes by, you come to realize that it’s a good decision to obey God. There will be times when that isn’t difficult. And there will be times when it is. There will be times when it’s very difficult to make that stand for Christ.
There are people in life who seem to get ahead, even when they cut corners, even when they’re dishonest. They still get the promotion and still get the attention. Meanwhile, you’re laboring away faithfully and quietly, and no one notices. Just know this: it’s all going to come out in the end, because everyone will reap what they sow.
As you look back on your life, you’ll find some who pursued fun while you pursued faith. Some pursued parties while you pursued prayer. Some pursued sexual pleasure while you pursued sexual purity. Some pursued this world while you pursued the next.
But while others reap corruption, or deadness, you’re reaping life. When others feel used, you feel new.
The apostle Paul wrote to the churches in Galatia, “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life” (Galatians 6:8 NKJV).
Every day, from the moment you get up until the time you go to bed, you’re either sowing to the Spirit or sowing to the flesh. You can start your day by checking your social media accounts, or you can put first things first and let God speak to you through His Word.
You make decisions throughout the day about what you let into your mind, what you contemplate, what you ponder. And you will find that you reap what you sow.
Sow to the spirit, and you won’t regret it. Do what is right before God.