You Are Reaping What You Have Sowed

The short answer is, "Yes."

One of the fundamental laws of the universe is that we reap what we sow.  Secular people express this concept as "what goes around comes around", but that only has to do with the way other people treat us.  Spiritual people of all types recognize this fundamental principle as 'karma' or some other label, but I suggest that it is really God's righteous judgments.

For example, one Sunday morning after church I drove my car out of the church parking lot.  There was not a lot of traffic on the road when I pulled out of the parking lot, but some distance down the road another driver passed my car at a relatively high speed and cut sharply in front of my car.  I was just about to tell that driver what I thought of his recklessness when God spoke to my heart and said, "It's your fault, you know."

Outraged, I replied, "What do You mean it's my fault?"

The reply?  "You are just reaping what you have sowed.  How many other drivers have you ever cut closely in front of?"

I began to laugh at the absurdity of the thought that this other driver's misconduct was the result of my misconduct in times past, but it all made sense, and I knew that I could not avoid this result since God was apparently enforcing it!

So I began to thank God that the other driver's car had not hit my car, to repent of my past known and unknown misdeeds as a driver, and found a new realm of reality in this realization that we really do reap what we have sowed.

I lost the road rage I had toward other drivers, and began to be thankful for safe travels and more considerate of other drivers.  I received an immediate increase of joy in my life.

I also stopped blaming others for their misdeeds while ignoring my own misconduct.  We are all more alike that we are different.  And I began to intercede with God for His amazing grace for myself and for everyone else in every circumstance of life. 

It's a great life - being a part of God's plan of redemption for mankind as both recipient and mediator of His mercy and grace!