Click here for free ebooks. One thing that most super successful people have in common is that they believe they are fully responsible for their actions.
I remember once I drove my neighbor home from jail after he was arrested for drunk driving. He told me that the judge impressed on him the importance of taking responsibility for his actions. He was told that if he got drunk and drove again, the consequences would be much worse.
I thought a lot about that. It really is true, we are responsible for our actions. But not only that, we are responsible for everything happening in our life. Many life coaches teach that anything happening in your life is because you brought it into your life in some way. Seems hard to believe, doesn’t it? I didn’t believe it at first. But then I began meditating on this verse:
Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Notice it doesn’t say “A man reaps what he sows and some things he doesn’t sow.” It only says that we get what we give out. Unfortunately, none of us are perfect. We are all very far from perfect, so we all bring bad things into our lives. The wonderful thing is that we can change at any time and start sending out good so that good will come back. The only possible exception to this is people below the age of accountability.
I’m not saying that if you are perfect you won’t have problems in life. We will all have problems, no matter how good we are.
From Genesis to Revelation, we are shown that people are responsible for their own lives. Most of us want to blame our weaknesses and failures on someone else. That might make us feel better, but it doesn’t solve the problems. It makes us unable to get out of the rut we are in. It makes us unable to rise above our problems. We keep failing. We keep being mediocre.
The verse above says that if we sow love, we will reap love. In other words if we send out love, we will receive back love. If we send out good thoughts, words and deeds, we will find ourselves getting more good thoughts, words, deeds and things coming into our lives.
This is an iron-clad law. That is why Paul stressed this more than just about any other thing he wrote. This law never fails. It is like the law of gravity, it affects all people. It doesn’t matter if you are a good person or a bad person, if you step off a building you will fall. In the same way, it doesn’t matter if you are a good person or a bad person, if you do good, good will come back to you.
But someone might say, what about Job in the Bible? He was such a good man, yet he experienced so much suffering. My answer to that is that he only suffered for a very short time, probably no more than nine months. Not only that, but he brought the suffering into his life. He said “The thing I feared came upon me.” That means that he was using his strong faith to believe that something bad would happen to him, so it did. From the beginning of the Bible to the end, we see how powerful faith is.
OK, what about Jesus. He was perfect, yet he suffered. He did only good his entire life and yet he suffered intensely the last three days of his life. The reason is that he came to earth to suffer and die. That was his purpose. He took our sin on himself and due to that, he suffered. I suppose you could say he paid the price for us.
What about the Apostle Paul? He was such a good man, why did he suffer? Paul says that he wanted to suffer. Philippians 3:10. He chose to suffer. He had a reason for suffering, so he brought it into his life. The Bible says that Paul was the least of all the apostles. (1 Cor 15:9) Several times in Acts we see that when Paul preached, riots happened. People got mad and started hitting each other. When Peter preached, thousands of people got saved. When Paul left a city and the other apostles move in, things got peaceful and the violence stopped.
The reason many celebrities are so popular and loved by so many is that they send out so much love. They may be a good person or a bad person, but they have very strong love.
Do you want to experience love and good things? You can! Just send out love and good and those will come back to you in abundance. Never forget that God’s love is always flowing down to you.
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