Sow in Tears

There is a principle of “seed time and harvest” that governs the world. Your life in the present is the result of the seeds sown in the past. It is always the harvest of yesterday. If you do not like your life right now, it is an indication that you did not sow enough in the past. You did not learn enough. You did not take enough risks. Furthermore, you did not follow-through with your ideas. 2 Corinthians 9:6 (ESV) says, “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully”. If you want a prosperous, bountiful future, you have to sow enough seeds in the present. And sowing is a painful activity.

As it is written in the Book of Psalms, “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him”. It takes a lot of determination and effort to sow enough in the present. There is nothing exciting about the seed time. It is a time you sacrifice sleep, food, friendships and comfort. You sow everything you have right now. For the hope of a bountiful and prosperous future. Do not sow seeds at the level of your convenience. Your harvest will disappoint you. The seed time is a time of tears as you continue to invest into your future. With little to nothing to show for it in the present.

If you believe that you have a future, you have to sow a seed ahead. Think hard about the future you want. Consider the education, and training that will take you there. You will not enjoy the sacrifices, but it will be worthwhile in the end. A JSS 3 graduate can learn any skill and begin to earn money. However, the person that commits to learning until they acquire a PhD degree is sowing a better seed for the long run. This is a good time to define youth in the words of Shimon Pères, “If you have more dreams than achievements – you’re young”. He also said, “you’re as young as your dreams, not as old as your calendar”. Therefore, open your heart and get ready to sow towards a fresh future. Your season of youth is the time to stress yourself. You can take it.

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