“You will reap what you sow. “ This is a powerful concept that is woven throughout scripture.  I think for many of us, we don’t understand the real power of this concept.

It is easy for us to hear this concept and apply it to what we believe are other people’s bad actions.  “They will reap what they sow,” we say in judgment.  But often times, we fail to apply this concept to ourselves. When you really, understand this concept, you see that it doesn’t just apply to the “bad things” that others do.   It tells us that there is cause and effect in our lives and our relationships, which can be positive or negative.

What about applying this concept to your side of your relationships? Do you recognize that what you sow, through your words, actions, body language, and even your thoughts, yields a result in your relationships?  Today, I want to challenge you to examine your relationships.   What kind of yield are you getting?  Do you sow words of love and encouragement into your relationship with your spouse?  What about your children?  Your friends, coworkers, and even your enemies?

If you notice that your relationships aren’t going the way you want, it may be time to examine your part.   You can create an environment for good or an environment for bad.   Try today to choose your words wisely, smile frequently and think about the positive qualities of those around you.  You will likely find that you begin to reap better relationships!