“Don’t Play Victim to Circumstances You Created” – Unknown

Written for and Published in The Seeds 4 Life.

Our lives are lived through seasons. The season to learn, the season to grow, the season to be silent, the season to speak up, the season to observe, or the season to act. 

Whichever season we are in, we are reaping the harvest we planted with whatever intention we used to plant our seeds. If we planted our harvest in anger, we should not be surprised to reap a hostile and resistant harvest. If we planted our harvest in joy, we may expect to reap a harvest of blissful crops. 

Our seasons may provide for wonderful opportunities to build the harvest of our character. It may provide for important opportunities to aid us in continuing to peel back the layers of ourselves and invite us to dive deep into the waters of introspection. However, we can only appreciate our harvest, if we are honest with ourselves in what intention we planted our seeds with the circumstances the season of our lives provided. 

There may be many seasons when the harvest does not produce what is needed, but before cursing life, we need to think back to the days of planting and remember what kind of state of mind we were planting in. 

 

“Before the Truth Can Set You Free You Need to Recognize Which Lie Is Holding You Hostage”-Rachel Wolchin

Written for and Published in The Seeds 4 Life.

The things we tell ourselves are the seeds we plant for perspective’s harvest. We reap what we have convinced ourselves of. Everything from who we are, to what we can achieve, and to the role other people play in our lives. But often times, after harvesting what we have planted, our seeds grow to become things foreign to our intention.

It is in those intentions where the truth and lies we tell ourselves, live. When what we have harvested seems foreign and unusual, it is our aspiration to free ourselves from the shackles of the lies we watered our seeds with.

Lies about our limited capabilities and inferiority. Lies about who loves us and who is good in our lives. But before we clear our garden and start anew, we need to understand which lie is keeping the truth from allowing us to re-plant our seeds and grow a garden in which we can harvest all the good things we are deserving of.

Be honest, be intentional. Be prepared to unlock the chains tying you to roots which do not provide for the goodness of your soul. Plant more seeds, reap the harvest.