GALATIANS 6-7 states be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
This passage can have multiple interpretations including:
1. Everything that you do has repercussions. It comes back to you one way or another.
2. You cannot escape the consequences of your actions. What you do, comes back to you.
3. You will see the long-term effects of your actions.
4. KARMA – The total effect of a person’s actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person’s existence, regarded as determining the person’s destiny.
5. What goes around comes around.
The reason I make these inferences is because today, one of my good friends graduated from medical school with not only a Medical Doctorate degree (M.D.) but also a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH). Being in medical school myself, I can do nothing but admire and respect anyone who can successfully get through medical school but when someone can do it, get a Masters at the same time and do it while working to support a family is uncommon and extraordinary. I sometimes use individuals who have completed medical school before me, as motivation and inspiration when times get hard in school or difficult concepts arise. I was not able to make his graduation due to upcoming exams that we have next week, but I feel compelled to sow a seed into this gentleman’s life to help him and his family during their move to his residency spot and just as a token of congratulations for his accomplishments. We were talking a couple of weeks ago about how hard it is to live off financial aid while in medical school and trying to make ends meet. I can only imagine doing that with 2 kids and supporting a wife who is not able to provide financially at this point. I know that whatever amount that I help him with, God will bless me abundantly in return. I remember 2 years ago when another good friend of mine helped me drive 24 hours from San Antonio to Washington, DC. I didn’t have too much money at that point because moving was fairly expensive and I had to quit my job in order to move. I was taken by surprise and will never forget when he just walked up to me and handed me some money to help me out during that process. Thats what friends are for. I didn’t have to ask him for anything, he just graciously helped me out. I will never forget that moment and it doesnt matter how big or how small the amount was, it was the thought that counts and Im sure he will, or he already has, been blessed in return.