The Best Piece of Advice

“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.”

– Proverbs 11:24

Hannah and I were having a conversation with our good friend from Australia, Earl Larmar, who is a wonderful man. He’s an accomplished and successful businessman, worship leader and organist, who also has the gift of generosity. We are thankful to have him as our Chairman of the Board for Hour of Power Australia. During a meal, Hannah asked him the best piece of advice he could give to younger people today to do well in life. The first thing he said was, “Have enthusiasm and be outgoing,” which he was quoting from Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s book, “The Power of Positive Thinking.”

Secondly, Earl said you realize in life that so many of the wins that you have are just won by a nose. In a horse race, he said, you’ll see these horses racing, and that one horse will be just one nose ahead of the other horse, but the reward will sometimes be millions of dollars more. What we don’t realize in life is that to just be a little nose ahead, a little further than you were, a little better than you thought, doesn’t give you just a little more; it gives you a lot more

Friend, as we use our time wisely — we can use those small moments of free time to shift ourselves forward. This precious time, even if it is small, will go a long way to creating the life God intended for us. Remember, as we invest time into our goals, our family, and our faith, with a little extra consistency over time, the rewards will be exponential!


Father, help me to see how to invest a little extra time into my family, my faith and my goals. Thank you for the rich rewards from this investment.


In what ways do you want to use your time more wisely? What small changes will give you a big reward?

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