Don’t Be Deceived — Why the Little Things Matter

you reap what you sow

Don't be misled--you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Galatians 6:7

Here’s an interesting way to think of sowing and reaping.

#1: You reap WHAT you sow.

Basic principle here, but it’s important to remember that you can’t expect to get something different than what you plant.

#2: You reap LATER than you sow.

Regardless of the type of seeds you sow, you won’t see the results immediately.

If you sow bad seed, you may feel like you’re getting away with it since initially it looks like nothing bad happened as a result.

If you sow good seed, you may feel discouraged when you don’t see results.

Either way, don’t take the delay in results as evidence that nothing is happening. In the same was as is true when planting seeds in the natural, the initual growth of the seed is initially hidden, the fruit of what you’ve planted becomes evident.

#3: You reap MORE than you sow.

A small package of seeds can plant several rows of vegetables. And each of the plants that spring forth from one seed yields multiple vegetables.

If you keep this in mind, you’ll realize that the little things (again, good or bad) do matter.

Pay attention to what you’re planting on a spiritual, emotional, relational, health, business, etc. level, because before you know it, you’ll have an entire field full of what you’ve planted.


  • Dave

    May 26, 2016

    Love this! All our work writing is going to pay off big!

    • Rebecca Livermore

      May 26, 2016

      Thanks, Dave! It’s something we do need to keep in mind so we don’t give up!

      Take care,