Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.”

Those words are as true today as they were the day they were written. I recently read a story about an 82 year old great grandmother who was just arrested for burglary. This chronic criminal’s rap sheet dates back over 50 years.

Her last run in with the law was when she was 80. She promised to stop, but crime seems to be an inseparable part of her life.

While most of us do not have a rap sheet that dates back over 50 years, we all have little habits in our life that we wish we could change, but we do not feel capable of changing.

Here is some good news, The Apostle Paul says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”(2 Cor. 5:17)

So sow a new thought today, and you will ultimately reap a new destiny!

Have a Blessed Day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D