“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”
– Galatians 6:7
Daily Meditation: Proverbs 15:1-4, Galatians 6
Not everyone has an interest in planting flowers or a vegetable garden in the spring time, but every woman knows the power of the words we speak. Our words are seeds that will grow—they always produce a harvest grow—and will come back to haunt or bless us, exactly as it says: “Do not be deceived… a man reaps what he sows.”
We’ve all heard the “sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me” jingle, but that does nothing to numb the pain of unkind words. I probably said that to myself a hundred times, but the pain still remained.
Our words are seeds, which mean they have the potential to bring life. Imagine blessing seeping into every crack and crevasse, every little part of your world! When the words we “plant” are good, healthy seeds, they bring life:
- for the speaker,
- for the listener,
- and for the
Since whatever we sow is going to come back to us, we’d be wise to plant good seeds everywhere!
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson
Every plant begins as a seed. When we sow life-giving words in the soil of others’ lives, we do not have to worry that what we’ve said will come back to haunt us. Instead, we can look forward to what the Lord brings to fruition!
Let’s let 2019 be the year we grow closer to the Lord and become the fearless, strong, and faithful woman we are meant to be in Him! In Be Fearless, Julie Clinton provides a scripturally-sound guide for finding freedom, purpose, joy… and fearlessness. Be Fearless is now available in our store! https://www.aacc.net/product/be-fearless/ Consider working through Be Fearless with another extraordinary woman or group this year!
Julie Clinton, MAd, MBA, is president of Extraordinary Women and host of EWomen conferences all across America. She is the author of several books including A Woman’s Path to Emotional Freedom, 10 Things You Aren’t Telling Him, and Extraordinary Women. She is passionate about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their children, Megan and Zach.