What are you chasing?
I often say, “If you spend your life chasing money, you’ll spend your life chasing money!” When money and affluent living is your goal, you’ll never be satisfied. There will always be the ‘newest‘ and the ‘latest.’ As a child, my brothers and I enjoyed watching our gerbil in its cage, in between playing outside and homework. Its favorite toy was the spinning wheel. That gerbil spent hours running, running, running, running! If you’re chasing money, you and that gerbil have a lot in common! You’re moving and shaking, setting goals, making calls and going nowhere, fast!
Your greatest commodity, friend, is time. Time is a tool you can ‘spend‘ or ‘invest.’ If you’re spending it and not investing it, you’re on the spinning wheel of life. Bad news, there are absolutely no refunds! No returns on time you’ve spent on null conversation, social media scrolling, binge watching TV, or texting with friends. The list of what we waste time on goes on and on and on.
Chase time and your purpose
Here’s a scripture reference from my book ‘I’m Broke & I Couldn’t Care Less’, Proverbs 18:9 (AMPC) He who is loose and slack in his work is brother to him who is a destroyer and he who does not use his endeavors to heal himself is brother to him who commits suicide. You’ll have to get the book to get the entire teaching, but the short of it is this: there’s something dying in your life because you haven’t invested your time properly. What dream could have completely taken off by now had you only focused your time on your purpose?
Think about it, maybe you don’t have a lot of money in your wallet right now, but every breath is time and as long as you have that, you can make money. Figure out how to turn time well invested into money you can invest.
Getting back to my friend the gerbil, my suggestion for you is to get off the wheel! Think about how you spend your time. Is what you spend time on worth it? Do your goals match the time you ‘spend’? We each must make a choice to budget our time and our money.
Author of ‘I’m Broke & I Couldn’t Care Less’ – Releasing Money, Receiving Favor