What Goes Around



Gal 6:8-9 for the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up

Heb 9:27 and just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment

I have noticed lately as I do my writing that more and more people seem to be bothered by those who wish to exude positivity in their lives.  They feel that they have no clue about struggle, heartache, disappointment and the like.  “You are so busy spouting about Karma and no negative thoughts that you have no clue what I am going thru”.  Most of us call such people haters.  Others call them non-believers or clueless.  They walk around blind to the opportunities that await them because they are always in a dark place.  Let’s take a look at how the bible sees the positive and the negative.

My heart and mind comes to the story of the Prodigal Son.  One of two loved child, he wanted more and could not wait for his father to give him his due.  So he demanded and his father gave in to his demand.  So often as we see today, many individuals feel that they know better than those who have worked to supply their every need and want.  Much like we do when we are succumbing to the flesh and not the will of God.   After going off into the world and spending everything he had and practically burning every bridge along the way, the young man was left to feed with pigs.  Can you imagine leaving the banquet table to eat on the floor?  This only feeds the saying what goes around comes around (Karma).  But even while in the muck and mire, while preparing his speech to return home, he had no idea how he would be received after the way he treated family.  In Luke 15:17-19, he searched for a way to remove the “dark cloud” that he believed he placed over himself and his family (negativity).  2 Tim 4:3-4 speaks to people turning away from sound teach and suiting their own passions, much like the Lost Son (also see Gal 5:16 and 1 Cor 10-:13).  Now we know this young man set off to return home and was greeted not as he expected.  He had a speech prepared, he was prepared to grovel but instead was met with love and fanfare (v: 22-24).  Meanwhile, the older son could not believe it!  Where is my adulation?  Where is my party?  I work, I toil, I stand by your side and you act like I am not here {(v: 28-30)Disbelief}.   The father understood all of this and reminded him that he was always there and always could have everything, but what was lost to me has now been found {(v: 31) clueless}.

As you ponder on this story, the moral is this; God brings you to it so He can bring you through it.  There is nothing too big for God.  Just because we take the time to uplift it is because we understand that the trial we went through brought us to a place of reflection not residency.  We don’t stay in the past.  We let others know that there is always someone somewhere who has experienced it.  Maybe not like you because all of our mountains are different, but because we have learned that we have a future in the One who gave us life and made a sacrifice that we as human beings cannot begin to phantom.   Our dreams can begin because we understand that they were there all along, we just needed to come to the end of ourselves in order to see the path we needed to follow.

So don’t let haters get you down.  Try not to allow your past to cloud your future.  Live in the present, the gift from God that is always brand new every day.  Make your party the one that smiles every time you open your eyes and say …This is a day that the Lord has made!  I will rejoice and be glad in it!

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