INVESTING YOUR LIFE RATHER THAN SPENDING IT.
If you conducted a poll with most people in our world today and asked them to tell you what their ideal life would be, most people would tell you that they are dreaming of having a house on an island, maybe on a Caribbean island, the Canary Islands, maybe in Miami or Hawaii. Most people would actually tell you, traveling to those exotic places is enjoying life, but really all they are doing is spending away and whining away their lives.
People who spend their lives like to go to parties and cinemas, sit at home and watch movies, TV series, TV dramas, etc. They think this is life. But this is spending life not living life.
For you to capture better what spending life is, if a million dollars were deposited into your account the only thing you would do with that money from morning to night would be to simply spend the money by going to Miami, Hawaii, Bahamas, etc. Well let me tell you what would happen. You would find out one morning that you are stranded on one of those islands with no money for a ticket to bring you back home. This is because whatever you spend thoughtlessly will disappear sooner or later. No matter how much money you have, if it is not being filled back up and is only being spent, you can guess what will happen, you will soon deplete it.
The third thing you can do with your life is to intentionally invest every minute of it. My message today therefore revolves around how we can make our life an investment on earth, rather than just spending or wasting it.
“The universe doesn’t give you what you want in your mind; it gives you what you demand with your actions.” ― Steve Maraboli
For us to be able to effectively address this question, it is important for us to pay attention to the title of this article – THE DEMAND AND SUPPLY OF LIFE. Why demand? What I mean is that there are things that life demands from every person living on the face of the earth. Life has its demands on each and every one of us. It does not matter if you know about them or if you don’t know about them. It doesn’t matter if you are prepared for these demands or if you are not prepared for them, but the consequences of the demands of life will keep on following you for the rest of your life. THE DEMAND AND SUPPLY OF LIFE.
Why the supply of life? Well, wherever there is demand, there must be supply. If life is demanding something from us then it expects us to supply the answers to those things it is demanding from us. Our supply is our response to life’s demands. Our life ends up becoming the result of the responses we give to the demands of life. These demands of life are so universal that whether we like it or not, we are going to come across them one way or another. The response we give determines how our lives turn out.
Unfortunately most people never really stop to think about these questions. Most of us never really deliberate upon this truth of life. Friends, whether you like it or not, life has a way of teaching us all these tough lessons. No matter who we are or where we live or our status in life, we will never really be able to escape the demands and supplies of life.
So what are the basic things life demands from each and every one of us?
To be continued tomorrow with the following points?
- The neglected basic things life demands of each and every one of us.
- How to go through life with a smile on your face.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja