HOW TO BE THE BEST WHEREVER YOU ARE.
…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?
- Some of us are addicted to just listening to music, it is not bad, it gives you a good feeling, but are you all fun and no cash? What about exchanging music for messages, lectures, talks and educational sessions. That might not give you money today, but it will sure give you more than money tomorrow.
- Did you see anybody sitting down on a couch in front of his house or apartment off recent? Most likely talking and chatting away his time with some other people around. How about exchanging that for something a little bit different. What about gathering neighbors and acquaintances for a home Bible study session, prayer groups or book clubs? That may not give you money, but it will sure improve some people’s lives.
- Do you care more about your looks, image and hair style, than you care about the legacy you are going to leave on the earth? Are you all fun and no cash?
- Are you infatuated with swiftly depreciating consumer goods like the latest shoes in town, the latest iPhone, iPod, iPad, iWatch, etc? They come and go, leaving you to soon be running after the next set. Are you all about fun and no cash?
Are you the type that works eight hours a day simply to buy not to build? We are humans, we are all supposed to be about building. Building lives, building visions and building legacies. Don’t work to buy, work to build. Don’t work to spend, work to save. Don’t work to impress, work to invest. Those who live this kind of lifestyle are who we call people of a low-yielding lifestyle. Even though they have a profession, most of them have a job, some have vision or purpose they are trying to attain, but because of the wrong lifestyle that they live, they don’t really become great and hugely successful in their areas of their callings, visions, purpose and occupation.
People who are engaged in low-yielding activities of life, end up at the bottom of the ladder. At best just in the midst of the pack. They are never really the head, the first or the best. It doesn’t matter if they are pastors, teachers, business men, doctors, lawyers, financial experts, etc. A low-yielding lifestyle and mentality, will cripple all your efforts, render you helpless and a failure, where you could have excelled to the glory of God almighty. People who live this lifestyle will need to change their philosophy from that of “enjoy today and suffer tomorrow” into that of “deny yourself today and live tomorrow.”
A high yielding lifestyle is what we need to be the best wherever we are. With a high yielding lifestyle, it is not a big deal for a business man to become a millionaire not in ten years, but in one year. With a high yielding lifestyle it is normal for a pastor to build a 1000 member church. Not in 10 years, but in a year. Like I said earlier, there are many other factors that influence our success or failure, but from my experience the factor we are examining this week will be one of the most common factors for success or failure.
It is my hope that this article will be a blessing to you and for many generations to come. May we not be carried away by the distractions of our information age of technology.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.