Master of your own destiny

Suppose a farmer has some land, and it’s good, fertile land. The land gives the farmer a choice; he may plant in that land whatever he chooses. The land doesn’t care. It’s up to the farmer to make the decision.

We’re comparing the human mind with the land because the mind, like the land, doesn’t care what you plant in it. It will return what you plant, but it doesn’t care what you plant.
Now, let’s say that the farmer has two seeds in his hand- one is a seed of corn, the other is nightshade, a deadly poison. He digs two little holes in the earth and he plants both seeds-one corn, the other nightshade. He covers up the holes, waters and takes care of the land…and what will happen? Invariably, the land will return what was planted.

As it’s written in the Bible, “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.”

Remember the land doesn’t care. It will return poison in just as wonderful abundance as it will corn. So up come the two plants – one corn, one poison.

The human mind is far more fertile, far more incredible and mysterious than the land, but it works the same way. It doesn’t care what we plant…success…or failure. A concrete, worthwhile goal…or confusion, misunderstanding, fear, anxiety and so on. But what we plant it must return to us.

You see, the human mind is the last great unexplored continent on earth. It contains riches beyond our wildest dreams. It will return anything we want to plant.

The person who has no goal, who doesn’t know where he’s going, and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety and worry – his life becomes one of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry. And if he thinks about nothing… he becomes nothing.

Keep your dreams safe, hold on to them, formulate in your mind what you want in life, what goal, and go for it.

You are the master of your own destiny. God is with you all the way.!!!!

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  • eXposure
    eXposureabout 6 years ago

    a very interesting and true read Hilary …
    its what i call kharma, you get back what you put out!
    or in this case, what you put in :>)

  • Spot on sweetheart. hugs

    – hilarydougill

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 6 years ago

    Hilary, An absolutely marvelous piece…Everyone should have a copy of this and it would be
    a great reading for young children..You rock!!! Sally xxoo

  • janeymac
    janeymacabout 6 years ago

    so true . we are masters of our own destinies . thanks Hilary

  • Angela Harburn
    Angela Harburnabout 6 years ago

    This is fabulous Hilary – I agree with Sally – it is a wonderful piece for a child to read – the message is so very clear and true! Great work my friend! xxx

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 6 years ago

    this is a wonderful read for all people young or old.
    Thank you for sharing

  • Kimberley  x ♥ Davitt
    Kimberley x ♥...about 6 years ago

    This was a great read, very insightful. I have to agree this should be included with a curiculum somewhere.

    Thank you for sharing this.

  • wdavies285
    wdavies285about 6 years ago

    brilliant hilary, i am a firm believer in the saying what you sow……. and not only in a biblical way

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 6 years ago

    So very true. Sitting on your hands will get you nothing. Success for all (except the lucky few) is gained by hard work and dedication.

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 6 years ago

    This is great Hilary and so true.

  • jpryce
    jpryceabout 6 years ago

    You are so right, Hilary – we have a choice of playing the victim…or being the masters of our own destinies. Thank you for this.

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