4Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. 5For we are each responsible for our own conduct.
6Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them.
A couple simple principles, but listen. Is God speaking directly to you right now in this?
7Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 9So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. 10Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.
It doesn’t get more clear than that. You harvest what you plant. Try to please yourself – death and decay. Live to please the Holy Spirit – Life Everlasting. Never get tired of doing good even if it seems like the harvest is never going to come. All these things sound so easy and self-evident, but I struggle to not live for my own happiness all the time.
What are you planting? Is every seed you plant something you want to eventually harvest?