For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, “Eat and drink!” But his heart is not with you. Proverbs 23.7
Basically, so what we are thinking in our hearts we become.
You reap what you sow.
Galatians 6:7-9 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
In the 15 invaluable laws of growth, John Maxwell says. “Our reputation comes from what others believe about our outside. Our character represents who we are on the inside.” This is the law of the ladder
“Character growth determines the height of your personal growth.” That’s the Law of the ladder.
The big question today is are you taking care of your heart? What you do with your heart mind and soul changes who you are on the outside as well as on the inside.
God talks to us now is if we already are, not where we are right now. He is speaking to our character. The big question is are you listening when he is speaking and believing what he is saying about who you are.
David Terry once said, “God is not interested in your short-term comfort, He is interested in your long-term character.”
“We often cannot determine what happens to us, but we can always determine what happens within us.” Jim Rohn
“When we fail to make the right character choices within us, we give away ownership of ourselves. We belong to (fill in the blank) to whatever gains control of us and that puts us in a bad place, how can you ever reach your potential and become the person you can be if others are making your choices for you?” John Maxwell
The law of the ladder has really caused me to look on the inside of who I really am. Who am I when I am alone? Who are you when you are alone?