ARE YOU ALL FUN AND NO CASH?
In a year, that 2 hours you spend watching TV would give you 67,000US dollars. Now that is money! I am not sure the movies you watch deliver that kind of money into your pocket after one year of faithfully watching your movies. Since many of us have spent over 10 years of our lives watching TV, let’s see how much that would amount to in raw cash. That would amount to 670,000 US dollars in 10 years. Do you have that amount in your saving account or in your deposit account? Was it deposited there by your TV Company or your soap opera industry? Or are you all fun and no cash?
With 670,000 US dollars you could get a car, a business, a house or an apartment in any country of the world. If that apartment is rented out however, it becomes the goose that produces the golden egg.
Ladies and gentlemen, can you do an inventory of your life and try to make a list of all the activities you are engaged in, that the only thing they give you is fun but no cash? Some of you will say, is everything in life about money? No, not at all. By the way I am the author of the book that talks about that – “Money Won’t Make You Rich”
“Our lives are marked by the people who choose to matter more: the teacher who encouraged our curiosity, the neighbor who lent a helping hand in time of need, the great leaders and perceptive thinkers whose vision and innovation improve the quality of our lives. And that’s what it means to matter more. It’s not about pursuit of riches or fame. It’s about making a difference in people’s lives. Remembered or not, lived out in a small town or on the world stage, the journey of relevance matters.” ― Marian Deegan,
However, money is a parameter, a standard, a measurement that could be used to measure and gauge the productivity of our daily engagements. You should be able to tell yourself the truth – ARE YOU ALL FUN AND NO CASH?
- Would you rather care more about partying during your free weekend or giving extra classes to the kids in your neighborhood? This is not about fun, nor is it about cash, because what the extra classes will give those kids is much better than what money will give you. It would give them a destiny, it would give them a future. Those things you don’t buy with money. But it is a high-yielding lifestyle vs a low-yielding lifestyle
- Can you imagine that all the hours you spend browsing or talking on the telephone about some unnecessary things could be exchanged for a few hours in hospitals visiting the sick or in elderly homes, volunteering a few hours a week? That too is not just about money but it is about life. A low-yielding life or a high-yielding life.
- You remember those hours you spend just with friends and relatives chatting and talking about everything, but really not about anything? What if that time is used for solitude with God? A time of meditation, studying to know God better. A time to receive fresh revelation and insight from him. A time that will eventually make you a better man or woman. That is really not about money. It will give you something more than what money can buy.
To be continued tomorrow…
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.