Investing in Yourself Is a Gift to Others

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

– Ephesians 5:1,2

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we remember Dr. King’s vision of justice and equality, as well as the spirit of hope and faith he embodied!

Investing in yourself is a gift to others, and that is what I would like to emphasize today — it is a biblical principle for living a healthy Christian life. The idea of investing in yourself is not only of value to others, but it is also something Christians are called to do as part of their moral obligations. We can see this through the Sabbath, through discipleship, and Christian education. It is also something we see throughout the Bible. Investing in yourself is worthwhile, and it is also one of the most charitable and kind things you can do for the people in your sphere of influence.

I have always worked hard throughout my life. In the past, I’ve worked as a table expediter, at a ranch, on boats, and in real estate. Despite all of these experiences, it took me so long to realize the importance of working on myself, even as an adult. I would work hard at the task, for my boss, for a paycheck, and for a promotion, but not hard enough to reach the next level of my calling. 

Friend, you can occupy your life with so much work. Yet it became increasingly evident to me that working harder on myself than on my job was the best thing I could do for my career. My children would benefit more from me working harder on myself than from me working harder on them. Any relationship in your career, business, family, or ministry can be included in the list. Let the Holy Spirit encourage you to invest in yourself so that you may be a greater blessing to others!


Father, help me invest in the next level of my calling.


Is it clear to you that investing in yourself will benefit all of your relationships?

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