Many of us believe that as long as what I do, what I think, what I see, or what I listen to within my own sphere does not hurt nor negatively impact another, it is my own business. No harm, no foul. So, I am good. Scripture is clear that this is not the case. You will discover that NOTHING’S DONE IN A VACUUM.
Proverbs 4:23 instructs us to “above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Your thoughts are the core of your heart. So, God guides us to guard every thought. Why? Out of it flows the issues of life. Hebrews 4:12 declares that God’s Word “judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Every thought and intent matters to God. NOTHING’S DONE IN A VACUUM.
This is why God instructed Joshua as he led the Israelites into the promise land to “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8). The Word of God is dynamite and empowers us to live. Thus, Joshua reaped prosperity and success.
Paul delivers a strong admonishment in Colossians 6, “7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Every thought is a seed sown and will reap of the flesh or the Spirit. Thoughts in private end up driving actions down the line. Paul warns us to “not be deceived.” NOTHING’S DONE IN A VACUUM.
Matthew makes a sizzling statement in 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” What do you treasure in your heart? These thoughts are investments that determine the worth of your life.
Many times, we gripe about what God’s allows to happen in our lives. “My home’s a mess. My work life is not going well. One thing after another is happening to me. What does God have against me?” The Bible clearly tells us to not “mock” God. Every seed sown will grow, and we will reap its fruit. Is the fruit poisonous disgusting to taste or nutritional with a wonderful flavor? You reap what you sow.
Paul tell us in Thessalonians 5 to, “16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus?” Consequences are born from seeds sown by your thoughts and attitudes. Paul is clear in Galatians 6:8, Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” NOTHING’S DONE IN A VACUUM!