Have you given much thought about how your words affect your life?  Your words create the world you live in, to a large extent.  Allow me to set up an example.  You may have been praying and believing for healing of something that has been ailing your body.  At home you were watching a preacher on TV that was teaching about healing, maybe it was me, even.  And you got all excited and started confessing, “Yes, I am healed by the stripes that the Lord Jesus took on His body for me.”  Later, you are at the store shopping, someone asks how you are.  Your response is, “Well, not too good.  My arthritis is acting up again and it just never seems to get any better.”  Guess what?  You’re digging up your seed.   Say what?   Here, let me explain it like this;

            Suppose you’re a gardener.  Most everyone has done some gardening at some point in their life.  We’ll say you want some tomatoes for salads.  So you go down to your local tomato plant store and buy a few tomato plants.  You go out and prepare the ground ever so carefully, breaking the ground up and getting the rocks and weeds out of it.  Then you plant your tomato plants in a nice neat row, and put some water on them.  So far, so good.

            The next morning, you go out and check your plants.  Hmmmmm….no tomatoes.  There must be a problem here.  So you pull up those tomato plants and throw them in the garbage and go down and buy some new plants.  The other ones must have been duds.  These new ones will do the trick.  You go home and plant the new ones, carefully watering them, and go back in the house and watch TV while your new plants are busy producing tomatoes.  Or so you thought, because in the morning you go out, and …..

NO TOMATOES!  What’s going on here?

            You can go out and pull those up, and plant new ones every day for a year, and you’ll never get a tomato, because you keep digging up your seed.  Now you can see how foolish that is, but yet so many people do that to their prayer life. 

            You cannot sow your “prayer seeds” and keep digging them up by speaking against them, any more than you can plant tomatoes and expect to grow celery.   You can’t pray and say “It’s working!” and then run around telling people “It isn’t working”.   It is written in Genesis that every seed reproduces after its own kind.  In other words, corn produces corn, celery produces celery, and cattle produce cattle.  Positive words produce a positive environment, and negative words produce negativity.  Let me give you another example: If you tell you mate you are well pleased with them, what happens?  Nice things, right?  Like dinner out, or a little gift.  But suppose you tell your mate, you’re the sorriest person on the planet, what happens?  You’ll probably be sleeping alone, eating alone, and don’t expect the florist to knock on your door any day soon with flowers for you.

            You may be confessing, “All my bills are paid in Jesus’ name, we have abundance and no lack.”  And then the next moment, you have diarrhea of the mouth telling your friends you don’t know how you’re going to pay the rent, because there’s always month left at the end of the money.  Again, you’re digging up your seed.  You are praying a good prayer, then pulling out your gun and shooting it dead.  Not smart, and certainly not the way to get the results you desire.

            Now, that works for things other than prayer, too.  We’ll say you have a child that is not getting good grades in school.  Which will get the best results, saying; “I know you have it in you to excel, you can accomplish anything you desire. I believe in you.” Or,

“You’re about the stupidest kid I’ve ever seen, you’ll never amount to anything in life.”   Well, that’s a no-brainer.  If they’re the stupidest kid, then that makes you the parent of the stupidest kid, and that’s not very flattering to you, is it?  Think about that one…….

            When you sow good seed, you’ll get good results.  Seed always reproduces after its own kind.  Come to think of it, bad seeds reproduce after their kind, too.  So think very carefully about what kind of crop you want.  Remember, seeds produce full grown plants that have hundreds of seeds inside, which reproduce even more plants just like them. 

            If you want a whole bunch of good surrounding you, then sow good acts, good words, and good encouragement.  Those seeds will multiply back in a harvest for you.  By the same rule, if you sow griping, negativity, gossip, backbiting, and complaining, it will come back to you multiplied many times over.

            If you’re sowing good seed, don’t be discouraged if you aren’t seeing results immediately.  Jack and the Beanstalk was a fairy tale, my friend.  This is real life. You don’t plant tomato seeds today and pick tomatoes off the plant tomorrow.  That stuff only happens on TV.  If you’re speaking the seed of the Kingdom of God over a disease or any other kind of need you have in your life, you may not see the manifestation of it’s growth overnight, but the seed is working on it.  Seeds know what to do when they’re put in the ground.  They sprout and grow.  Remember the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:18-23?  Jesus said “HEAR YE” the parable, pay attention to it!  Get your Bible out and read it.  If your seed is falling on good ground, it will bring forth some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.  But it will  bring forth.  What is brought forth will be determined by the type of seed you planted.  Again, be careful what you plant, because you’re going to have to live with it.  You control the what.  God controls the when.  Some seeds take longer than others, but you’ll see your crop mature if you don’t dig up your seed!