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Yes, God Will Give You Earthly Rewards!

(Note: This is the first of a three-part series. You’ll receive one part every Monday…)

There’s a curious Bible passage where God says that He’ll give us earthly rewards too. Yes, they may not be our most important rewards, but they must be important too for Him to mention them.

       Jesus said, Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. (Mark 10:29-30)

No doubt about it. Jesus said that “in this present age”, you’ll receive a HUNDRED TIMES whatever you’ve given up for God.

Wow. A hundred times!

This is “Law of the Farm”. Which is the Miracle of Multiplication. If you give your life to God and it returns to me pressed down, shaken together, and running over.

This will blow your mind: One mango seed planted in good soil will grow into a tree that can produce, in its entire lifetime, 50,000 mango fruits. And if you re-plant the 50,000 seeds inside the 50,000 fruits, in the second generation alone, you’ll produce 2.5 Billion mangoes!

Jesus talked about this. He said unless a seed falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (John 12:24).

When you give your life to God, you’re planting your seed on the best possible soil—the very Heart of God. And in that soil, you will bear fruit abundantly…

Delay Gratification

       Have you heard of the marshmallow test? It was a study on delayed gratification. In 1972, in Stanford University, they got 600 kindergarten kids—ages 4 to 6 years old—and led each child inside a room, devoid of all distractions, except for a table, and a marshmallow on a little saucer. The researchers told each child, “If you don’t eat this marshmallow for 15 minutes, we’ll come in and give you another marshmallow.”

       There were some kids who, the moment the researchers left the room, grabbed the marshmallow and popped it in their mouth. But there were other kids who waited long enough to get that second marshmallow. They did all sorts of amusing things to distract themselves (I watched the video); they closed their eyes, they ran around, they jumped up and down…

       Here’s what’s fascinating with this study: They tracked down these kids 20 years later. And what did they discover? The kids who had the ability to delay their gratification long enough to get the second marshmallow were more successful, intelligent, and well-adjusted adults.

       Again, this is the Law of the Farm: Delaying gratification is planting before you harvest…

Two Audiences—Two Messages

       I want to speak to two audiences. Today, I’ll talk to my first audience—the person who needs to be reminded to plant before he harvests. (Next week, I’ll talk to my second audience—the person who doesn’t know how to harvest!)

Many people are one-day millionaires, spending what they earn. It’s never too late to change. You can learn to delay gratification so that you can invest for your future.

       To this person, I ask this question…

“Are You Planting?”

If you lack Earthly Rewards, perhaps you’re not planting.

I know of people who envy the rich.

But they only envy the rich person’s harvest. They don’t envy rich person’s many years of planting. When I look at my very successful business mentors, I’m amazed at their massive wealth, but I’m more amazed by the massive work. They work very hard. They’re passion for their business is intense. For DECADES, they planted in their field like a lunatic. And now, their harvest is insane too.

Don’t Just Imitate My Harvest…

Here’s the recipe of a disaster: When you imitate the rich person’s harvest without imitating the rich person’s planting

For example, one friend saw how I brought my wife out for our weekly romantic dates in fancy restaurants, sometimes in 5-star hotels. He loved the idea. Wanting to follow my example, he brought his wife to fancy restaurants too. When I found out about it, I knew it was a catastrophe. Because I knew his income couldn’t afford it yet.

He didn’t know that I didn’t start our romantic dates in fancy restaurants. For years, when I was still starting my businesses, my weekly dates with my wife took place outside our front door, in the porch, munching on a brown bag of peanuts. Because that was all I could afford.

If you want to harvest the way I harvest, you have to plant the way I plant.

Secret To Success: Don’t Stop Planting

People ask me, “Bo, how can you be so successful in business?”

Here’s one favorite answer: I don’t stop planting. All people see is that I’m successful in 12 businesses. They don’t see my 12 failed businesses. I should have had 24 businesses! 

People only see my successes, they don’t see my sorrows. 

It’s the same with the Feast. People only see the reaping, not the sowing.

They just see the fact that it’s growing. They don’t see the intense work that goes into it. They only see the harvest, not the planting. They don’t see the 900 volunteers who serve every Sunday. They don’t see that every week, the Feast Builders brainstorm for each talk. They don’t see that before every talk, I’m on my desk for 2 whole days, praying and wrestling with my message. 

For example, I’m now preparing for our next series. To do that,I’m reading 9 books on the subject…

Successful People Plant A Lot

Two months ago, my business mentors and I just gave a 4-day Superconference for TrulyRichClub Members. People from all over the world came—from the US, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi…

One of our attendees was a young woman from America named Nicole. She was only 20 years old. Here’s what was shocking to me: She didn’t ask money from her parents; She paid with her own money. To raise the money for her plane fare and conference fee, she worked hard. She worked as a photographer, sold food to her friends, did secretarial work in a parish church… When she told me that, I realized that even before she stepped into our conference, she was already learning something priceless. I told Nicole, “I know you’ll be a great success in life.”

Why? Because she knows how to plant.

If you want to harvest, you’ve got to plant.

There are people I know who always want things for free. Sometimes, a person comes up to me and ask, “Brother Bo, can you give me a free ticket to your seminar?”   My heart breaks for these people, because I know they will never succeed in life. Because they don’t know that if the ticket isn’t for me, it’s for them. By giving value to their own education, they open themselves for incredible growth.

I also receive a few emails from people why we charged for the KerygmaConference last monthThey want it free. Oh, I pity these people. Because it will be difficult for them to succeed in life. Aside from the fact that we’ll be spending P14 Million to hold such a gigantic conference, I believe it’s important that people invest in their own personal growth. In Tagalog, there’s a popular saying that goes, Kailangan may pusta… Hindi ka mananalo kung wala kang taya. (You don’t win if you don’t bet.) We should stop thinking that just because it’s a religious event, it should be free. This is immature thinking. 

Some people think they can have a great family life by just getting married. That’s absurd. If you want a rich harvest in your family life, you need to faithfully “plant” lots of time, energy, and emotions into your relationships. 

Some people think they can have great health by just existing in this world. That’s nuts. If you want a rich harvest in your health, you need to faithfully “plant” the right food, rest, and exercise into your body.

And some people think they can have great finances by having a job. That’s garbage. If you want a rich harvest in your finances, you need to faithfully “plant” a lot of financial education and financial discipline into your money life.

Next week, I’ll talk to my second audience—the person who doesn’t know how to harvest. (Yes, there are such people like that. I was one of them…)

May your dreams come true,

Bo Sanchez

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40 Responses to “Yes, God Will Give You Earthly Rewards!”

  1. Whew! Great piece! Big Thanks bro Bo for sharing this mind opening article of yours.
    I’ve been there in that situation before, AYAW na AYAW kong Pumusta! Gusto ko LIBRE Lang!
    Thank GOD i’m now awaken and started/continued planting good seeds in major areas of my life..

    May you keep on inspiring and informing us.
    GODBLESS us all..

  2. Bro Bo! Thank you! a very inspiring one!

  3. Thank you brother bo! My seminar po b ng trulyrichclub s davao? sana meron sooooooon ….
    marami po akong friends gustong matuto ng financial lesson and etc.. go go go!
    Godbless

  4. maraming maraming salamat po sa message :) tagos na tagos :))

  5. Thanks for the inspiring message sir.i’ll keep on sharing this to my friends and business partners…plant…and keep on planting, for the rich harvest is yet to come. More power to you sir!

  6. Because planting is hard work, its something I usually do not put too much effort into. Very wrong! :( May God grant me more perseverance, patience, and passion to till the land and plant.

  7. yes that is what most filipinos i know, parang ako din gusto laging libre, kya ang buhay lagi na lang nakaabang sa mga libre, kya pla ang bagal ng asenso , tnx bro eye opener to …

    God Bless and more power, I’ll will always pray for you…

  8. Amen.
    Plant all the time,
    so we can harvest in due time!

    thank you Bo!

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  10. Wow! Your great Bro. Bo! =) Praise God for using you as His instrument for helping other people to grow. I’m excited for the next 2 parts of this series. May God bless you always.

  11. Thanks Bro. Bo for this wonderful Monday article. A beautiful lesson regarding the benefits of delaying gratification and investing (a.k.a. planting). God bless us more abundantly.

    P. S. See you at the Wealth Summit 2013.

  12. Thanks and more power to you Bo. It is really a wonderful article and I learned a lot.May God Bless you.

  13. I’ve learned a lot in this first part of your article which i can be use a tool as a philamlife investment plan agent bec its exactly the way i present our products. “Invest then gain in long term period”, as like the kids to wait for the second batch of marsmallow. They ‘re more succesful , intelligent than the others whom don’t know how to wait for the right time to reap. Thanks a lot po. More success & God bless

  14. I’ve learned a lot in this first article waiting more. More power po.

  15. Very nice! Thank you Bo! To God be the glory!

  16. Thanks again bro. Bo for an inspiring message this Monday…..God Bless you!

  17. Thank u our beloved Brother Bo..thank u again for that message,it really,really plant it with my heart and thinking..Thank you Brother and to all LOJ preachers..thank’s God to Jesus…

  18. I really appreciate the hard work that you put into writing your articles. 9 books! Wow.. I am learning so much. Thank you! :)

  19. Wow great article…Thank you for a very educational message. I’ll wait for two more series..:)

  20. Thanks for sharing Bro. Bo!

    I am looking forward to reading the next series..

    Cheers

  21. Thank you Bro. Bo! God bless =)

  22. Thanks for this Bro Bo, spot on! You are truly an inspiration!

    Sad to say, some people think that if they plant kids, they will have people to support them when they grow old.

    The same thing when people think OFWs or immigrants are rich because they earn DOLLARS. They forget these people also spend DOLLARS. They also don’t know how much sacrifice they have done.

    We hope and pray they grow up soon…

  23. thanks Bro. Bo for the wonderful Articles…..learn so much from this, God Bless Us All..

  24. Ugh…tinamaan ako, heheh…

    There’s this health info something that Bro Bo was selling months ago. I plan to subscribe to it and pay my monthly fee, but I also want to share what i have bought to my less fortunate relatives because they cannot afford the monthly fee. So now, I will use the info for myself only. And let my relatives learn how to plant for themselves.

  25. Bro. Bo is always my awakening angel!
    Thank you so much for your soulfood, it’s nourishing me a lot. Thank you so much. God is always with us :)

  26. It’s always enlightening how you remind us bro.bo of the law of harvest.this is indeed another great piece that motivates alot of people. GOD BLESS!!

  27. Thank you so much for inspiring me. I am now working on my personality change, from negative to poditive, medyo mahirap but I do my best na mag bago ang mga pananaw sa buhay. Salamat sa light of jesus family. I really miss the weekly prayer meetings.

  28. hi Bro Bo, thank you for being a great instrument of God’s love… your articles and books really inspired me and it really change my character and push me to be better person each day… your articles guide me each week on how to face the challenges in leading my people… i was also able to recognized the infinite blessings flowing in my life… one of those is you Bro Bo.. thank you so much for being a Blessing to Millions.. God Bless Us

  29. Wow!

    Thank You Lord!

    Brother Bo you’re really used by God to touch people’s lives. It feels like God is talking to me through you!

    He’s telling me to PLANT and not just envy the HARVEST of others!

    This is really an eye-opener..May God be praised!

  30. Bo, you have a wrong interpretation of the Bible.

    Mark 10:29-30 indicates that no one will fail to receive a hundred times as much of this present age (means more than of this present age, which is means after death) to a person who left their families (brothers or sisters or mother or father or children) and money (fields) along with persecutions for the belief in Jesus (me) and spreading the gospel (Word of God).

  31. yes! it really works. i didnt know how to plant good things before. i always did it my own ways. i seldom give, share things big or small to other people. thats why i missed the wonders of planting and helping other people. it is simple when you help you plant good things. when doing such thing i dont have to expect anything in return. God knows that. it will come many times over. thank you bro bo. it enlightens me once more.

  32. thank you very much for the inspiring message :) god bless us always

  33. I always pray to have a faith like yours Bo. You always inspires me. Thanks be to God. Godbless us always! ^__^

  34. “the recipe of a disaster: When you imitate the rich person’s harvest without imitating the rich person’s planting. ”

    Spot on Bro Bo!
    It is so sad that I am witnessing a lot of situations like this to my close friends. I shared to them what I learned from your Truly Rich Club membership. But sadly, it seems like it did not get through their core. Or maybe I am not that good at convincing people. But I hope they will realize soon enough.

    Thanks Bro Bo! :)

  35. gusto ko po sna humingi ng suggestion fr u bro bo.

  36. Thank you for your knowledge and sharing the concept of “sowing and reaping”. I’m trying to plant more in the area of relationships because I want to see a harvest with my family. Your wisdom surely has helped me to look at reaping a harvest in a different light. God bless you!

  37. I will also join TRC Superconference SOON. :)

  38. Wow. It made me think a lot. Thank you, an eye opener. :)

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