How true is that?!
You reap what you sow.
Last Sunday as I was leaving church a line of cars started building in the driveway to get out onto the road. A couple goes were able to go, then came traffic. Well, the driveway was a one-way with two lanes, one to get left and the other to go right.
Most people were turning right. Well, as I was in line to turn right one of the shuttles came by to make a left hand turn. Well, that stopped all traffic in the driveway. I was about 5 cars back, and I could see it was all clear to make a right turn, but the car upfront wasn’t budging and I couldn’t tell why.
It was making me angry thinking, “Why isn’t this person going?! What’s going on up there?!!” (No I wasn’t yelling this out loud with a shaking fist, haha)
Then, after the shuttle went the cars in the right lane started moving. Then it hit me. The person upfront wasn’t going because they couldn’t see if traffic was coming around the shuttle. Ok, makes sense I thought.
Well, yesterday, the same thing happened. I was leaving church. But, this time, the crazy driver upfront who wasn’t moving was, gulp, me. AHHHH
“A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” -Galatians 6:7-8
I couldn’t believe it. The cars from the driveway were getting onto the road, but as soon as I got upfront the shuttle came up from my left, and left me blind to the traffic. I couldn’t do anything but wait.
And, it was at that moment I realized… “A man reaps what he sows.”
I was impatient with the person from last week, and God decided the same thing was going to happen to me. D’oh!
There’s also another lesson in all this…
Last week, when I was the 5th car, I was able to see all of the traffic from both sides. I knew the first car could go, but they didn’t know they could go because the shuttle blinded them.
Same with our lives. God is in control. He can see ALL things, even when we can’t see around the bend we need to put our trust in Him.
Have any stories you’d like to share where you reaped what you sowed (the good and the bad)? Are you putting your trust in God? Share your stories in the comment section below. 🙂
Keep spreading the Word!
“You should not look down on your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble. You should not march through the gates of my people in the day of their disaster, nor look down on them in their calamity in the day of their disaster, nor seize their wealth in the day of their disaster. You should not wait at the crossroads to cut down their fugitives, nor hand over their survivors in the day of their trouble. The day of the Lord is near for all nations. AS YOU HAVE DONE, IT WILL BE DONE TO YOU; YOUR DEEDS WILL RETURN UPON YOUR OWN HEAD.” -Obadiah 12-15