Galatians 6:7 (NiV) Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
There is a simple but powerful principle here that has been twisted by greedy men in expensive suits. They pretend that giving more than you can when you’re broke, by faith, will lead to wealth. This verse teaches no such thing. In fact, if we reap (that means collect or harvest) what we sow (that means plant) then what can we expect if we give to a ministry with a greedy intent in our hearts? What would seeds of greed produce? Might be ugly! Rather, “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)
Instead, this is a concept we can clearly see in the backyard garden – the seeds I plant are the seeds that grow. I cannot plant corn seeds and expect to get watermelons. Corn seeds produce corn plants. What you plant is what will grow.
This principle can be applied to every aspect of life. If I plant laziness and procrastination I’ll harvest debt and things will fall apart around me. If I plant discipline and careful planning I’ll reap good rewards in time. Let’s take great care to plant the right kind of seeds into our daily walk because there is one thing more we need to remember – growth takes TIME. Sometimes you just don’t see the results right away but God is not mocked, what you sow, you will reap