Sowing Reaping & Attraction Part 3
“How sad to find most living their entire lives without the knowledge or recognition of their innate power to attract what they want – not knowing they have the ability to think things into existence AND by default are doing that anyway only they are not attracting what they want – THEY ARE ATTRACTING WHAT THEY DESERVE – If only they knew AND WERE APPLYING the seed sowing principle – how much better their lives could be…”
“Whatever one receives in life, whether physical or spiritual, it first started as a seed. This seed was either planted by your parents, yourself, or someone else. You became “the beneficiary” of whatever seed was sown, bad or good. On this planet, all of life’s process begins with the planting of a seed. These seeds come to us from many sources such as spoken or written words we have heard or read; thoughts and ideas from our selves or others or things we have seen…”
The soil: Previously, we discussed the Seed and mentioned the Soil as well. We learned how a seed needs to be planted into the soil in order for it to have any significant chance of growing into what it was destined to become. Stated in a different way, the seed and the soil are of equal importance.
In Part 2, the seed was laying on the top of the soil. When seed is lying on top of the soil there are too many ways the seed can be kept from germination. For example, the birds come along and eat it; the wind blows the seed onto the rock or any hard surface where it is unable to germinate; the seed is blown into the water where it was not designed to be and there it dies or, as we discussed previously, the seed (or thought) might lie dormant UNTIL it is put in fertile soil (the heart) where it is able to germinate and grow. Regardless of how old a seed is, it will grow. Just like a seed, it doesn’t matter how old the idea, how long it has been around or how many people have owned it. As long as the seed is intact it has the power to germinate and grow.
It must however, BE PLANTED in the fertile soil of your heart in order for it to germinate and become substance.
Regardless of how old a seed is, it will grow. Just like a seed, it doesn’t matter how old the idea, how long it has been around or how many people have owned it. As long as the seed is intact it has the power to germinate and grow. It must however, BE PLANTED in the fertile soil of your heart in order for it to germinate and become substance.
The second part of the story talks about stony ground. Here the seed does germinate, but the root system is shallow due to the type of soil. The plant begins to grow, but because there is not enough soil to develop a strong root system due to the rocks, when the sun starts beating down on the plant, with it not having a sufficient root system to find and draw water out for its survival, it withers and dies.
The stony or rocky soil is a picture of a person who in the same manner as the one by the wayside, hear the words or ideas and are excited and pumped up, but unlike those by the wayside, at least this person plants the seed and starts the process. Unfortunately, they do not follow through.
The wayside group has a very poor self-image and as such consequently they don’t need anyone else to sway them from what they already believe of themselves. More often than not those by the wayside don’t set goals for fear of failure. Those on stony grounds however, take the seed a step farther by planting and allowing it to germinate, as they put the idea or concept in motion, but it doesn’t go far before they are discouraged. They set goals albeit shallow ones at best.
Those by the wayside never got to the discouragement stage because they never started. This stony ground group gets discouraged due to negative comments by others or the negative things, which happen because of their commitment to do “whatever they have proudly told others” they were going to do. These people even write down their goals, but when the digging gets hard or at the first sign of resistance the goal is misplaced and tossed aside. These people are excited about life and usually are very emotional. They are run by, but have not learned to, school their emotions, keeping them in check lest they be blown about by every person’s ridicule or comment.
Stony grounders tell others what they are going to do often prior to starting the process. Just a quick side note, this seldom if ever works out to your benefit. Telling others about your plan is like digging up the seed after it has been planted for about a week for by doing so you just ensured the plant would die. There is something powerful about keeping your objectives and goals to yourself and letting the results speak for themselves. Keeping them secret allows the seed or idea to get stronger as it grows. It allows for more strength and power behind your commitment.
Often telling others what you are going to do is like sending out an invitation for their negative thoughts and vibes toward you and your goals. Here is how it works. You attend a seminar with a friend and both of you are excited and pumped by the speaker and that which he/she has said. What was said has stirred a passion and now you are motivated to do something about it so, you open your heart and disclose the plan. The person with which you attended the seminar and shared your new thoughts may have been a friend most of your life or perhaps for only a few years, but they think they know you so, without thinking they say, “Come on, this is me, you’re not going to do that. You and I both know you will get started, but it won’t go anywhere – come on, let’s go get a beer…”
It usually doesn’t stop there for someone in your family either tells you the same thing or laughs and snickers when you share your plans. You are ridiculed by some and laughed at by others with the result always being the same…you don’t finish that which you shared with others.
The story of the sower says these people heard the word, received it with gladness, BUT HAD NO ROOT (no heart to receive it) therefore, when affliction or persecution arose because of what they said they were going to do (in other words for what they said) they were offended and quit.
It is always this way. You are going to do something until it becomes difficult or requires work. You are going to do it until someone makes fun of you. You are going to do it until you are tempted by something else. You find reason after reason for not doing what you know you need to do, but have plenty of reasons to do what you know you shouldn’t do. Such are those who try and set goals to achieve or plant on Stony Ground.
Best of LUCK as you
Labor Under Correct Knowledge…