|Learning to serve from a place of abundance is a truly exceptional goal to work towards. My guess is that there are people in your life who you wish worked harder on themselves than they do with everyone else. We all have people like this in our lives, be it a spouse, friend, parent, or child. You would agree that the greatest gift they could give you is to become healthier in body and mind. Perhaps you would like your dad to take better care of himself so he could attend your children’s weddings. Or you would love it if your best friend were faith-filled or more positive. Maybe you wish a loved one would relax a little more and take some time to nurture their spirit, like taking a vacation or enjoying a spa day.
Let me say again that investing in yourself is a gift to others! During my early ministry years, the Lord put on my heart not to become a thirsty man shooting people with a hose. Many ministers today are like this. While spraying people with hoses, they remain thirsty. In other words, they are not investing in themselves. When you invest in yourself, your goodness cup will overflow to others!
Friend, I have a vivid memory of this overflowing multi-tiered fountain from my youth. It is God’s desire for us to be like this fountain bubbling with water from the inside out. You will be a blessing to everyone around you as you are overflowing with the Word of God, positivity, fresh vision, compassion, kindness, love, and openness! Their hearts will be filled up, and it will be a blessing for them.