In what looks like the plot of a movie, we see a virus that can kill us. We are all watching what looks like the end of life as we know it. Think about it. The only thing that changed is that we found out one thing that already existed. God already knew, and His power did not suddenly shift. Today, we’ll consider that you reap what you sow. So, what do you reap?
“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” – Galatians 6:7
Spending Days Alone
I travel a couple of days a week for work. I also see an older population. My average customer is 70 years old. This morning, I left the house, not sure how I would be received by total strangers who were literally all watching various news stories about our impending death. I also realized how many surfaces I touch in a day, none of them clean. I started fine. On Monday morning, I always start with enthusiasm. I like the job for that reason, and every week begins new. Last week was either good or bad, but it is gone. Build it again.
One downfall of my job is that I work alone in a car. There is a lot of time for voices in my head. I am usually pretty good at dealing with them. Today, however, I cannot say that. I started to feel sick. My throat hurt. I felt like I had a fever. I thought about heading home, but I always feel guilty if I cut effort short.
I struggle with anxiety as well, but I can call on Jesus when I’m struggling. Why did I not go to Him sooner? I need time with Jesus as everyone does, but sometimes I forgot to take advantage of how easy it is to pray.
You Reap What You Sow
Later in the day, I found people who wanted to talk. When I wiped the doom off my face, so did total strangers. Christians should be the happiest and most joy-filled people on the earth. It helps our Christian witness when we’re joyful, helpful, and loving to our neighbors. What if you’re the only Christian they witness today? Will it leave a good mark or a poor one?
Unfortunately, I am sure my demeanor was self-fulfilling today. It probably is every day. I cannot reap what I do not sow. Doom breeds doom. Hope breeds hope. Faith thankfully produces faith. I am reminded today that I must trust the God who made me.
Author: Rick Claiborn
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