Archives For karma

You reap what you sow

Brad Stanton —  September 27, 2014 — 2 Comments

000beggar“Good morning” said a woman as she walked up to the man sitting on ground. The man slowly looked up.

This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life.

His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before. “Leave me alone,” he growled….

To his amazement, the woman continued standing. She was smiling — her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows. “Are you hungry?” she asked. “I’ll buy your lunch at the cafeteria across the street.”

She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest. She stared at him intently. “Jack, do you remember me?”

Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes. “I think so — I mean you do look familiar.”

“I’m a little older perhaps,” she said. “Maybe I’ve even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry.”

“I was just out of college,” the woman began. “I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn’t find anything. Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat.”

Jack lit up with a smile. “Now I remember,” he said. “I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy.”

“I know,” the woman continued. “Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble… Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my food in the cash register, I knew then that everything would be all right.”

“So you started your own business?” Old Jack said. “I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up. Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered.” She opened her purse and pulled out a business card. “When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons…He’s the personnel director of my company. I’ll go talk to him now and I’m certain he’ll find something for you to do around the office.” She smiled. “I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet… If you ever need anything, my door is always opened to you.”

There were tears in the old man’s eyes. “How can I ever thank you?” he said. “Don’t thank me,” the woman answered. “Thank God, He led me to you.”

God is going to shift things around for you today and make things work in your favor.
Buy the book http://tlc33.com/

Advertisements

418697_I have found that people who have achieved enormous success in life have the attitude that they are responsible for their actions. Not only that, they believe that they are responsible for their success. They don’t believe anyone else is responsible for their failures except themselves.

You probably notice that people who go through life making excuses are not winners.

They say that you reap what you sow, some call it karma. That seems simple enough. If you plant corn, you will harvest corn. If you plant wheat, you reap wheat.

You harvest what you plant.

You get what you give.

That seems simple enough at first, but if you think about it, it is not that simple. Notice it does not say you reap what you sow and you also reap what you don’t sow.

Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

Why was Paul more adamant here than just about any other place else in his writings? Why did he stress this idea so much?

Hold on, this will be difficult for some people to believe.

Do we reap what we do not plant? Do we get things in life that we do not give? NO! It says we reap what we sow, period. That means that everything that is coming in to your life, you have brought in to your life by your thoughts, words or actions. God is in complete control, he won’t allow things to happen to you that you did not sow, or plant because he loves you so much.

If you sow love, you bring goodness and well-being into your life. That means if you “plant” thoughts, words or deeds of love, you bring goodness into your life. If you think about things you don’t like or love, you feel unhappy. You bring unhappiness into your life. Unhappy thoughts bring more unhappy thoughts. If a person continues to think unhappy thoughts he begins to speak and act in unhappy manners and brings more unhappiness to himself and others.

So the bad things that are coming into your life are there because you brought them there. Hard to believe? But the upside is that you can change and quit bringing bad to yourself. I’m not saying you will never face difficulties. Maybe a perfect person could pull that off, but none of us are perfect. Jesus said in this life we will face difficulties. But he also said that we should rejoice because he overcame the world. That means he overcame all the bad in the world. John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Some people intentionally bring difficulties into their life. Navy Seals, for example, willingly go through training that would be considered torture if it were done to prisoners of war. Some people run marathons or take difficult college classes to improve themselves. Some people travel to far-away countries and put themselves in danger to serve God.

God allows difficulties to come into our life to make us stronger. We will always face some difficulties. But we can know that all the bad things are ultimately for good. Romans 8:28. “All things work together for good to those who love God…”

You can renew your mind by changing the way you think and bring less and less bad into your life.


MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

神 爱 你,并 且 为 你 的 生 命 有 一 奇 妙 的 计 划。

Do you believe that you reap what you sow? In other words do you actually get the results that you caused to come about by your actions? I include a fun mental exercise at the end of this post. This post will be hard for many people to understand.

Negative thoughts bring about some sort of negative consequence. Negative thoughts are those dealing with the fearsome foursome:

1. Fear  2. Anger  3. Depression  4. Guilt

It is said that all negative thoughts fall into one or more of these four categories. For example, worry is a kind of fear. Shame is a form of guilt. Sadness is a form of depression. Frustration and lack of forgiveness is anger.

These negative thoughts cause the body to make toxic chemicals flow into the bloodstream. They also tend to bring about more negative thoughts, more intense negative thoughts. If a person keeps thinking negative thoughts it almost always causes him to do negative things or say negative words that can cause serious problems. A business speaker said that negative thoughts can put enough toxins in the blood stream of a man or woman that if you drew a sample of blood and injected it into a rat, it would kill the rat.

If we sow positive thoughts we get stronger and more loveable. To think about things that we like, love or are attracted to is sowing positive thoughts. We are able to deal with pressure at work better, handle relationships better and just about every aspect of life. Love is the most powerful force in the universe. Love makes a person stronger and happier. This is true for every person and it is true all the time.

Isaac Newton said that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is a law of nature that has been proven for hundreds of years in physics. But the amazing thing is that this is just another way of saying you reap what you sow. Some call it the Law of Attraction or Karma.

People who are successful in life (by just about any definition of success) are the ones who think positive thoughts and therefore use the power of love. Some achieve great success through hard work and talent, some have little talent but apply lots of hard work and the power of love.

An Olympic athlete competes because he loves the sport or he loves the idea of becoming a champion or he loves being in front of a crowd of people. He/she has to somehow be attracted to a sport. That person has to have faith, or you could call it confidence, that he can do well at the sport, otherwise he won’t be willing to do the work required to be successful.

If you want the life of your dreams, visualize it every day, love the idea and have faith. Be willing to love your work so that you work hard. The more you visualize it and love the idea, the stronger you will become. Think about things your like, food you like, places you like, things you like, TV shows, music, movies, sports, food that you like.

Many believe that everything that happens to you is a result of what you sowed, or planted in life with your thoughts, words or actions. Some don’t want to believe it because it puts too much pressure on them. Others want to believe it because it means that they can control everything that happens in their life. What do you think? Leave a reply and let us know.

Exercise:

Imagine for five minutes that you really can control everything that happens to you by reaping what you sow. What would you sow? How would you live your life? What would you do and think about? Many of the most respected life coaches say that you really do control your life. If you believe in God, and that he has the power to control everything and that he loves you, it becomes easy to believe that you reap what you sow, and reap only what you sow. Why did the Apostle Paul emphasize this point so much? Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”

Ten Keys to Success https://bradstanton.com/10-keys-to-success/


Whether you believe in the eastern religions (karma), Jewish religion (Proverbs 11:17 Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves) Christianity (Galatians 6:7  A man reaps what he sows.) or no religion at all (the law of attraction-what you think about you bring about) there is evidence that you can control your life much more than most people realize. You have the power to make your life good or bad, happy or sad, successful or unsuccessful.  Many Christians believe in the law of attraction-it is basically the law of faith.

Karma says that if you are good and you do good things, good will come to you.

King Solomon said that the kind benefit themselves, if a person is kind and says and does kind things, good will flow toward him. If he does bad things, bad will flow toward him. Something as simple as saying “thank you,” the experts say, can bring about a blessing to you and to the one you said it to.

The problem with this is that no matter if someone sees you doing good or bad, the same will flow to you. If you steal something, whether or not anyone knows it, it will still bring some kind of bad to you, either that day or later. The bad may seem to have nothing to do with the bad deeds you did.

How do we know if we are bringing good into our life? We check our feelings. If we are feeling good, not angry, bitter, sad or fearful, we will bring good things into our life. But if we worry, hold a grudge against someone or think of the bad things in life, the things we don’t like, life will bring more of those things to us. Your feelings are the indication of what you are bringing to you.

Are you feeling bad? You can change your mood. Do something you like, think about things you like, don’t think about things you don’t like. Think about good, not bad and good will come to you.  Eastern religion tells us this, the Jewish religion does, Christianity does and the law of attraction does too.

Many people don’t believe this. But certainly Jesus said it is true, and he said it over and  over again throughout the first four books of the New Testament.
Matthew 7:8 says “Everyone who asks, receives,”
Matt 9:29 “According to your faith it will be done to you.
Matt 17:20 “If you have faith nothing will be impossible for you.”
Matt 21:22 “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
Matt 25 The person with no faith buried money and didn’t earn any, the people with faith doubled their money.

Complaining brings bad things into your life. Worry, gossip, whining and most anger also bring bad things into your life. Remember, check your emotions to see what you are bringing to yourself. The Amazing Power of Prayer

What do you think, do you agree or not? Leave a message and click on “Press This” below if you want to re-blog this.