What would you think about a farmer who forgot to prepare the soil for planting, who gathered and sowed no seed in the spring, flaked off all summer then tried to sow, grow, and harvest a nice yield on his crop in the last part of fall? You would think he’s ludicrous! It can’t be done! Yet, we allow similar things to happen in our own lives. God’s law of the farm governs in horticulture… it also governs in all other areas of life.
We all know that if it seems too good to be true… well, it’s too good to be true. But I still see friends and acquaintances falling for the latest flavor of the month, get rich quick scam.
A faithful man shall abound with blessings:
but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
We all have been persuaded by shortcuts. Pop-A-Pill Diet, 3½ minute abs, osmosis speed reading, super duper, easy push button magic money making machine…etc.
Modern technology has come a long way and it has never been easier in the history of the world to produce homogenized, pasteurized, fortified, processed and regurgitated fruit. However, the quality, value, integrity and longevity of that fruit is very much in question. (Of course we are still talking metaphorically… stay with me here.)
Whether it’s diets, getting in shape, academic learning or making money, there is always a path that absolutely guarantees success, but it’s never quick and it always requires effort on our part. Most of us have started down the right path only to be quickly misguided by an obstacle or persuaded by an enticing mirage of a shortcut. Then once that fails, we give up. We never truly get to enjoy the fruit of our labor because we keep starting over down a new path with new shortcuts.
All true growth and legitimate organic fruit comes from sowing the best seeds, planting in fertile soil, eliminating suffocating weeds, consistent nurturing and cultivation, then and only then comes the awesome harvest. There is no way to cram on the farm or in life, we must pay the price, but when we do, the harvest is plenteous and the fruit is oh so sweet!