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Invest What You Have

“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.”

– Proverbs 21:5

Yesterday, I shared that your energy flows where you focus, and more importantly your energy grows when you focus on God! Today, you might say you don’t have much energy. The key is to invest what little energy you have, even if you don’t have much. It’s a fact that every farmer knows — don’t eat seed corn. Whenever a farmer harvests, most of it is sold or eaten, but a portion is always set aside. It’s for planting, for the harvest to come. Eating that will mean no more harvest and no more farm. We often associate seed planting with money. I’m not talking about money here, I’m talking about your most valuable resource, which is your time.

Imagine that you have 24 hours a day. How much more time do I have per day than you do? Unless you designed that time machine, we all have 24 hours, right? Let’s say you work eight hours and sleep eight hours. Time profit is the extra hours you’ll have if you do things right! If you want a bigger harvest, use some of that time to become the person God has called you to be.

Friend, it is too common for people to ask God to make life easier for them. God’s goal is to strengthen you. Lord, take away the challenges in my life, people are praying. We should pray God, give me the skills I need for these challenges. Cultivate these skills by spending some of that extra eight hours improving yourself. You are so close to achieving your goal. It’s true for almost everybody that adding one skill could double your income. Take advantage of the key God has given you and invest what you can!

Prayer


Father, I pray that you will strengthen me to overcome the challenges of life in a victorious manner.

Reflection


What is your vision of investing the little time and energy you have left?

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