Sowing and Reaping: Be the Best You That You Can

You must get good at one of two things: sowing in the spring or begging in the fall.
God has the tough end of the deal. What if instead of planting the seed you had to make the tree? That would keep you up late at night, trying to figure that one out.
Plant, don’t chant.
One of my good friends always says, “Things don’t just happen; things happen just.”
The soil says, “Don’t bring me your need, bring me your seed.”

excerpt from the book The Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn.

As I read this short little blurb written by Jim Rohn, one thing really came to mind.  If you plant a seed of corn, you will never get anything but corn.  You will not get a tree, you will not get a cactus, you will not get a rose.  Every seed is destined to only ever be one thing.  The amount of nourishment it gets along the way will determine how healthy and strong the corn plant will be.

It is the same with us.  God has given each of us unique gifts.  Each of us is unique.  We each excel in our own way and there is no one else that can be just like us.  That is truly a miracle.  How much we seem to fight it though.  We live in a society where people try to emulate sports stars, movie stars, and anyone else we tend to idolize instead of simply trying to focus on being the very best you that you can be.  If God wanted us to be exactly like someone else he would have made us that way.

How strong of a person we become depends on the amount of nourishment we give ourselves.  This includes taking care of ourselves physically like eating a good diet, exercising, and getting plenty of rest.  Taking care of ourselves mentally through personal development through reading personal development books, DVD’s, CD’s, and attending live lectures.  It also means taking care of ourselves spiritually.  This means getting in the Word or reading the bible, praying to God, attending church, and having strong relationships with other Christians. 

If we can have a good balance of keeping strong in all three of these areas, we will find that we tend to be very strong as a person and we will thrive and be the person that we were designed to be.  We will be a big, strong plant that came from the little seed that was planted in the ground.  Choose to never accept anything but the very best from yourself.  Your potential is limitless.

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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One Response to Sowing and Reaping: Be the Best You That You Can

  1. Stephanie says:

    This is a great blog and so unbelievably true. “If God wanted us to be exactly like someone else he would have made us that way.” If only we could always remember that!

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