BOMMERANG LIVING



When I was kid I got a boomerang at the Texas State Fair or Six Flags (can’t remember for certain which place). I went home and tried it out but it never quite worked the way I wanted it to — like the way it worked at the fair. As a bonus, here is a simple life tip: boomerangs don't really work in the house, so I wouldn't try it if I were you. I had about as much luck with the boomerang as I had with paper airplanes and flying kites — it always seem to head straight down to the ground. But I remember that my dad was able to make it work. It has something to do with throwing it the right way, with a certain wrist action, and it was a learned skill. My boomerang eventually ended up on the top of a neighbor's house and stayed there. So I never really had a chance to master the boomerang. That doesn't mean that the boomerang doesn't work. It means that I didn't take the time to master the mechanics of it.

The principle takeaway is the investment of time — seeing a task through until it is accomplished. Much too often we tend to give up on biblical disciplines without investing enough time to see promised results or as the Bible puts it, a harvest. That's why Paul said to the Galatians 6:9; “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” You will reap what you sow. Maybe not immediately, but certainly ultimately.

The results are certain. The timing isn't. The Bible says that the harvest comes at the proper time — in other words, the best time — but we don't know when that is. On this matter, we have to defer to the fact that God knows more about it than we do. In addition to believing in the underlying truth of the principles of God's word, we must also trust his judgment that the harvest will arrive at the proper time.

So how can you gain the edge in life? Spend time and invest in boomerang living. Live every moment like what you do matters —because it does. Live every moment as if every action you take will yield a corresponding harvest —because it will.

I challenge you to make it the promise upon which you build your life. What you do matters. The way you work, the way you talk, the way you spend your money: these things — and everything else you do throughout the day — are the seeds that yield your next harvest.

I'm challenging you to decide to become more serious than you've ever been before about the harvest you're creating for yourself. What you do finds its way back to you. Live every moment as if every action will yield a corresponding harvest — because it will. "Test me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room for it." (Malachi 3:10)

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