21 Days with Michelle Mckinney Hammond- #Day13: Know How to Sow

Sowing. Many times we cringe when we hear that word (I know I do). Well, what does sowing have to do with becoming an Irresistible woman, I hear you ask. Let’s find out!

Michelle says: Have you ever stood and stared at yourself in the mirror for an endless amount of time? Ever notice that when you do this little exercise, the longer you gaze at your reflection, the more you find wrong with yourself? The more time you spend with yourself, fantasizing about what would make your life perfect and going over the list of everything that’s missing from your life, the more lonely you will be.

Michelle (My woman crush everyday)!

Michelle (My woman crush everyday)!

So what’s the antidote for loneliness? It’s getting out of self. You’ve heard the phrase “Spread the love?”. You’ve got to get busy. Love those who are available to be loved right now! Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” (2 Corinthians 9:6 NIV). As you begin to reach out to people around you, that love will come back full circle and begin to fill the empty holes in your life.

Sometimes else happens once you get busy sowing. You fall in love with life itself. When a Principles woman is in love, suddenly she becomes attractive to everyone around her. There’s a special glow that transmits from her. The long and short of it is that you can sit and focus on that one little lonely patch in your life, or you can see the beauty and endless possibilities of what you can do for others. As you get busy pulling together all the pieces of your life, you’ll create a beautiful quilt of fulfillment. That’s what sowing is all about.

Personal Note: Well, this topic ministered directly to me. It’s very easy to be selfish, to be self-involved, to be all about ‘me’, ‘myself’ and ‘I’, to deceive yourself that the world revolves around you, and expect everyone to dot on you like a spoiled princess. Wake up! We can’t kick against the bricks and not expect to be hurt. If you want love, sow love. If you want affection, sow affection. If you want people to be interested in you, be interested in others. Give what you want to receive. All the time you are giving, it’s important to leave a space for self so you don’t feel overwhelmed or frustrated. While tending the garden of others, remember to tend yours. The bible says to ‘love your neighbor as you love yourself’. You can’t give what you don’t have. I hope I have balanced it?

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