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Digging Holes

Psalm 7: 15 – 16

He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made. The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his on his own head.

At this time of the year every year you can find me watching the Tour de France. In the first stage of this year’s race one of the best sprinters in the world crashed towards the end of the race and unfortunately was injured and is out of the race. It was particularly sad because this rider is British and they were racing on British soil. Moreover, the stage ended that day in his mother’s home town. It was a potential fairy tale ending that concluded in disaster. On the slow motion replay one could see that the rider who crashed out had caused the accident by leaning on and pushing another racer.

So often we are the victims of our own malfeasance. That is how the universe works. In Galatians 6: 7 we are told, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, the he will also reap.” Paul writes, God is not mocked. He told us thousands of years ago that if we dig a pit for others, we are the ones who will be ensnared. Whatever we sow, that shall we reap. This is a universal principle that cannot be avoided.

The good news is that it works in a positive direction as well. When you sow peace you reap peace. When you sow kindness, you reap kindness. Now you can put this principle to work in your life. Whatever you need, sow towards it. Plant a tomato in order to get a tomato.

What you see in your life is a result of the seeds you have sown in the past. The future is completely predictable. Your life will reflect the seeds you sow and the words of your mouth because words are also seeds. So, determine what you want your future to look like and plant those seeds then keep your language consistent with your goals. God is not mocked. What He said years ago still holds, whatever you sow, you shall reap so get out there and plant some good seeds.