|There was a period of time in my life, roughly one year, when I used to go to Mother’s Market weekly and buy a variety of cheeses to eat for dinner every night. It was just a matter of time before I started feeling tired and lousy … imagine that! Then I heard this great principle: Take good care of your body, and your body will take care of you. I can tell you from experience that this is true!
This principle can be applied to other aspects of your life, as well. If you take care of your mind, your mind will take care of you, and lastly, if you take care of your spirit, your spirit will take care of you. These concepts are not only evident when we look at them, but are actually outlined in scripture. The only way to improve yourself is to work hard at it. It is important to focus on your personal development more than anything else. Invest in yourself more than the stock market!
Friend, from a spiritual perspective, it may appear Godly to invest more in others than you do in yourself, but it’s not. My guess is you work harder on your marriage, your kids, and your job. When you wake up in the morning, you’re not excited about doing these things. Why? Because you’ve been working harder on them than yourself. Loving others well doesn’t start from a place of scarcity; it begins from a place of abundance. In the process of allowing God to guide you in your efforts to take care of your body, mind, and spirit, you will discover that you’re moving towards abundance. If you have an overflowing cup of God’s goodness in your life, then sharing becomes easy!