Investing Your Gifts in Others
December 25, 2005 Leave a comment
Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many people lose sight of the fact that Jesus was the ultimate gift from God for all humanity. Our lives would be hopeless and purposeless if God had not given us the precious gift of His son. And just as the three wise men came to worship and present gifts to Jesus, entrepreneurs should be ready to do the same with their time, talents, and resources. You do that by sharing yourself with others. Jesus said, “If you have given of yourselves unto the least of these, you have done it unto me” (Matthew 25:40).
It is a universal truth that we reap what we sow. So, for entrepreneurs who aspire to succeed in their business and personal lives, you should be at the front of the line in terms of enthusiastically sowing your talents into others’ lives, especially the next generation. This will position you to receive incredibly abundant returns, including some that might not be measured in financial terms. Nevertheless, when your have the perspective that giving precedes getting, you will understand that the benefits you receive will be much greater than just a contract or deal.
What will help you to do this successfully is recommitting your focus to making this season revolve around appreciating God for what He has done for you and with a sense of gratitude investing yourself into others’ lives. The return on your investment will be great, far beyond what you could ever imagine. As it relates to the investment of your gifts:
1) Ask God how you can maximize your gifts, talents, relationships, and resources to have a positive impact on the people around you, especially our youth.
2) Ask Him to show you how to position your business to contribute to specific solutions and remedies for challenges and problems in your community.
My prayer is that God would richly bless you and your family during this time. I hope that you are able to connect with your family and loved ones and experience the warmth of enriching relationships that reinforce God’s love for you. As you feel His love embracing you, pour yourself into someone else’s life. You won’t regret it, your business will prosper, and better yet your Father will be please with you.
Best wishes during this Christmas season.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,