What’s in your garden? For those of you who are part time farmers, it will soon be time to get in your gardens and play in the dirt. I am not a big garden guy. Don’t get me wrong, I love to play in the dirt, I just think it should be more than 100 acres before I get to excited about it.

For anyone who plants a garden, or any farmer for that matter, he will always look to the end goal in mind. For those who are watching the grain market, corn may be a better option than wheat come harvest time. Whatever it is that you are desiring to harvest, you make sure you are planting the right seed with the end goal in mind. You can’t sow wheat and change crop mid season and change it to corn because the corn price went up over the summer. No, what you sowed will indeed bring in a harvest, and you are stuck with that harvest, whatever it is. You can change your harvest next season, but to do that you will need to change what you planted.

Many people have the concept backwards. They sow what “feels good” right now without the end in mind. Then when harvest comes, they are disappointed and complain to the Lord about the crop coming in. Life is so unfair they declare! Paul said it this way in Gal 6:7-10 Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. NLT

If you are not liking what you are currently harvesting right now, you may want to consider changing what you are currently planting. And if you are planting what you are hoping to harvest, rest assured, the harvest is on its way, even if it seems a long time coming. The Lord is faithful and you will reap what you planted, good or bad. So why not keep the end goal in mind and plant for good? Go get your hands dirty and start planting the right seed.