What goes around comes around

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Dr. Robin Harris Kimbrough

If you haven’t noticed, this summer we have focused on promises God has made to each one of us.  One thing we can count on from God is that God will fulfill all of his promises to us. God will bless us, and God blesses us because God loves us, and God wants us to be blessing to someone else.

Often times, we sell ourselves short on God’s blessings, because we do not share God’s goodness to us with others.  This spirit of selfishness has the ability to limit our experience with God, and it stifles the work of Kingdom building.  If we desire more from God, we need to examine what we are sowing, because we reap what we sow.

In Galations, Paul reveals these divine truths about God— Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Galations 6:7-9).  God is not fooled.   We can make light of the realities God sets before us. God knows everything about us.  We may think we can fool him, and make play out of his promises and power, but we cannot. God is not mocked.  What goes around will come around.

We may be able to pull one over on people, but we cannot pull the wool over God eyes.    So, God knows how we sow, and God knows what we will reap.   All of us are planting seeds, putting something in the ground to grow through our actions and inactions.

We have choice either to sow to the flesh or sow to the spirit.  We have choice to plant these seeds according to the Spirit of God, or sow them according to our own selfish desires and passions. We have to be careful, because often times the seeds that we plant seem like they are rooted in the spirit, but really they are rooted in the flesh.

Planting seeds of negativity, unforgiveness, lying, hatred, anger, and other fleshly emotions will result in a crop of corruption and destruction. No one wants to reap corruption.  Most of us have watched movies in which the villain sows seeds to the flesh. They make others suffer horrible violence to mature their deceptive plans and motives, and at the end of the movie, regardless of the measures taken to save them, they seem to suffer greater than the suffering they had put others through. This may be fiction, but it really happens in true life. At the end of the day, those who sow to the flesh, we will reap corruption. What goes around comes around.

Whatever we put in the atmosphere will come right back to us.  This is why it is important that we sow to the Spirit.  When we plant seeds in spiritual soil, we will reap everlasting life.    The planting of the seeds is the life we life, and if plant our lives in the Spirit, we will reap an everlasting life and an abundant life.   There are some of us who have already sown a productive, good crop, because they have sown their seeds to the Spirit.   There are those who know that if you send love around, love will come back to you.

There are those who can testify that the more you give, the more God will give back to you.   There are those who can testify that serving the Lord does pay off after awhile.  There are others who can testify that if you forgive, you will reap the benefits of forgiveness.

Yes—it is true, those who are merciful, shall obtain mercy. As we sow our seeds, let us sow them to the Spirit, because what goes around comes around.