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What You Feed

If you are pleased with what you are and if you say, “It is enough,” you are lost. Keep on walking, moving forward, reaching for the goal. Don’t…stop on the way, or go back, or deviate from it. (Augustine of Hippo)

Crandall Miller, one of my college professors often said, “What you feed grows and what you starve dies.” Many fail in resolving issues in their lives because they feed the problem, doing the same thing time and again. If you continue to do the same thing you have always done you will continue to be the same thing you have always been. One individual put it like this, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If you feed the problem it will grow. Everyone wants to change the world but nobody wants to change themselves” (Tolstoy).

The laws that are applicable to agriculture apply to our lives. Centuries ago one of Job’s friends observed, "Those who plow iniquity; and those who sow trouble harvest it." Our actions are a mirror, reflecting the image of that which we plant in our lives. Seeds multiply and produce after their own kind. “They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind” (Hosea). In due time the end result of choice, good or bad, swirls around us. If you want to change; feed the good and starve the bad. “In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. It’s a fact that when you’re through changing, you’re through” (Max Depree). Right and proper action propitiates good and positive reaction.

What you put into your life is what you get out of it. Feed yourself good things and remember what Joshua the successor to Moses wrote, “This Book (the Bible), shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. Then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success.”

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