This is my face when I get to reap the benefits of someone else’s hard work!
Now, you still get to put in hard work yourself, and plant your own seeds, but this is an added benefit of partaking in life!
When I walk into a situation that I had no part in, I often get to reap the benefits of someone else’s hard work.
For instance, receiving a breakthrough at an event that someone else thought of, planned, and hosted.
Or experiencing someone’s kindness because they learned it from their parents.
Or having someone buy my coffee because they’re paying it forward after someone bought theirs.
Or getting to eat raspberries that someone else picked (if you know my experience with this, you’ll recognize what a blessing this is to me, personally).
Or learning a new business strategy from a mentor who learned the hard way and was willing to help me bypass the pain points and roadblocks they ran into.
If you’ve ever received something that you didn’t directly work for, then chalk it up as reaping the benefits of someone else’s hard work – and if you know that person who worked hard so you could be blessed, THANK THEM!
This goes for all your blessings from God, too, FYI.
“For by grace you have been saved by faith. Nothing you did could ever earn this salvation, for it was the love gift from God that brought us to Christ!” Ephesians 2:4-8 (TPT)
“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from GOD OUR FATHER, who created all the lights in the heavens. HE NEVER CHANGES OR CASTS A SHIFTING SHADOW.” James 1:17 (NLT)
So much of what we actually get to be blessed by in this life is not because of us, AND we have the responsibility to pass along the blessings of our hard work to others (i.e. they get to reap the benefits of our hard work).
We can all contribute to one another’s blessings (or downfall), so be cognizant of the seeds you’re planting, and be a generous sower ?