Whatcha plant’n?

cherry tomatoes“Yum, these cherry tomatoes sure are good!” In late spring my wife and I planted a variety of vegetables: tomatoes, yellow, red and green bell peppers, cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini. Now in mid summer, we’re eating those vegetables in our salads and sharing the excess with friends and neighbors.
There’s an important truth in this garden story. You eat tomorrow what you plant today and you eat only what’s planted. Paul talks about this process in Galatians 6:7,9, ” A man reaps what he sows. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Life happens; thus, we can’t always control the thoughts entering our brain. We can, however, control what gets planted. You become what you focus on (plant). What you focus on only gets bigger (grows). Are you planting “fantasies” or allowing lies to take root that will bring a harvest of sadness and pain? Or, are you planting truths that will lead to peace, security and significance?
In order to experience the “good stuff” we have to use our biblical filter – the FREEdom process – to keep out the bad and plant the good thoughts/seeds.
Sure it’s hard work. Don’t fool yourself, though. If you don’t plant God’s truth today, you won’t reap victory over your drug of choice tomorrow. Whatever you sow into your brain today will be harvested in your character tomorrow. Whatcha plantin’ today to harvest tomorrow? I’m hungry. I think I’ll go grab a healthy snack.
S“E”t “FREE” Nowww

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