Because you are a sower, you can stand on the promise God made in His Word:
2 Corinthians 9:10-11AMPC
And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity]. Thus you will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous, and [your generosity as it is] administered by us will bring forth thanksgiving to God.
God has promised two things to those who are sowers:
(1) They will never be without seed, and
(2) He will increase their resources for sowing.
All sowers can attest to the truth of these promises.
In the book of James, we see that faith without works is dead. When Abraham was willing to offer, or sow his son Isaac in obedience to God, the Word says Abraham’s faith was made perfect. The Amplified translation says his faith reached supreme expression.
James 2:22 You see that [his] faith was cooperating with his works, and [his] faith was completed and reached its supreme expression [when he implemented it] by [good] works.
Our faith, no matter what endeavor we apply it to, does not reach its full expression until we sow something. Make the decision now, to become a sower and enjoy a lifetime adventure in faith, fully sustained by the greatest spiritual law: the law of seedtime and harvest.
Your attitude is a seed that determines your destiny.
Attitude is a reflection of what is going on deep inside a person. Attitude is something we can’t fake. We may go to church with a smile on our face, but pretty soon, if we don’t like the music or we think they spent too much time on the offering, our attitude is going to reveal how we really feel.
The root cause of a negative attitude is the belief that nothing good is going to happen. This belief stems from not really believing God’s Word. When you spend more time in the world than you do in the Word, you are not thoroughly convinced, or fully persuaded, that God means what He says. And if you are not convinced that you can depend on God, your attitude will reveal it through your thoughts and words.
The only remedy for a negative attitude is spending time in God’s Word, allowing His thoughts to become your thoughts and His words your words. There are times when we can defeat the devil with just our attitude. We just have to determine that no matter what he says or does, it’s not going to affect our positive attitude.
Proverbs 4:20-22 say, My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.
Once you take charge of your thoughts, your words, and your attitude, and sow them as good seed, you begin to see a positive change in your material and financial sowing. (We can’t talk about the law of seedtime and harvest without including our finances and material possessions). The Word says money is a seed. Clothes can become seed, your car and your lawn mower. If you own it and it’s yours, it’s a seed. And because you are a sower, you can stand on the promise He made in His Word.
Begin working on what you say.
Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things” Matthew 12:35.
Simply put, positive words produce positive results, and negative words produce negative results. Words are seeds, and remember, every seed produces after its own kind. That’s why the Bible admonishes, “You are snared by the words of your mouth; you are taken by the words of your mouth” (Proverbs 6:2).
Proverbs 6:2MSG puts it this way:
Dear friend, if you’ve gone into hock with your neighbor or locked yourself into a deal with a stranger, if you’ve impulsively promised the shirt off your back and now find yourself shivering out in the cold, friend, don’t waste a minute, get yourself out of that mess.
Our words are vehicles; they are carriers that drive us to our destiny. The only way we can change the direction we are going is by first changing our words.
You must learn this lesson! You’ve got to change your words!
SPEAK GOD’S WORD
I’m sure you’ve read God’s promise in Mark 11:23. You have probably memorized it.
“Whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
Are you experiencing this promise in your life? Well, are you going on and on about how it’s not working in your life? Talking to your friends or whoever will listen to you? Needless to say, brace yourself, shut your big mouth! Pardon me! You need to learn the vocabulary of silence. What does that mean? It simply means this: If you can’t speak the Word of God, shut up. You’ve been sowing the wrong kind of seed with your mouth.
Sometimes God has to shake us up to get our attention. That is a valuable lesson about being a sower. If you take charge of your mouth, you can take charge of your destiny.
When we hear the phrase seedtime and harvest, the first thing many people think of is finances. The reason so many of God’s people are not having the kind of results they should be having with their finances is that they are only applying part of the law of seedtime and harvest. They think they will just sow some money and then become instantly wealthy.
Although the law of seedtime and harvest certainly applies to finances, money is only one type of seed that we have available to sow. If we truly want to change our life and destiny, then we also need to take charge of our thoughts, our words, and our attitudes. Only then will we be able to allocate our finances and material goods in line with God’s will for our lives.
Did you know that YOUR THOUGHTS ARE SEEDS?
That EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE BEGAN AS A THOUGHT? That should cause you to begin at once to change the way you think.
The Word of God says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7).
This scripture tells us that our life tends to go in the direction of our most dominant thoughts. Whatever we think about the most is the way our life will go.
For example, nobody just wakes up and decides one day to embark on a life of sin and crime. That kind of life begins with a thought: I can steal that pack of gum and nobody will ever catch me. Now that person may cast down that thought at first, but then it comes back and he meditates on it for a while. Then he actually pictures himself doing it. Next thing he knows, he’s sitting in a prison cell, serving time for robbery and wondering how his life went in this direction. That’s perhaps an over simplification but you get the point! It began as a thought.
Anything that has the potential of growing and becoming bigger than its present state is a seed. An acorn is an oak tree that fell to the ground, held its ground, and then grew into a giant tree. That little acorn got its beginning as a thought in the mind of God.
As you set out to become a sower, God said, If you don’t get your thoughts, your words, your actions, and your attitude in line with His Word, then, the money seed you sow will have nothing but weeds around it, and it will be choked out.
So, begin filling your mind and heart with the Word of God so that God’s thoughts will become your thoughts.