The greatest investment
In this world, we have one of the greatest investment ever. This investment yields you with abundant rewards. Of course, you have to invest in it in order to achieve those rewards. Think about what that investment could be. Is it a stock, a mutual fund, a bond, a company, real estate, or is it something else?
This investment is time. You read that correctly. When you invest your time into something, it will yield great rewards. The first time investment you need to make is with God. Are you spending time reading His Word? Are you praying? Are you meditating in His Word? Your investment with God is of the utmost importance. We think nothing of asking God for help when we’re in need or sick. What if God hears you, but decides not to respond because you have ignored Him? Now, I don’t think that He would do that because He loves us. We are His children and He is our Father. However, what are we missing out on if we don’t spend time with Him? What great returns are we leaving on the table?
Secondly, you need to invest time into your family. If you have young children, how often have they come to you and asked you to play with them? When you are cooking dinner, has your little girl come to you and asked to have a tea party with her? Have you stopped cooking and gone with her? Or have you said, “Not now, I’m busy.”? While you’re working on some stuff from work, has your son come to you and asked you to throw the ball with him or play a video game or race cars? Have you taken the time to play with your son or have you said, “Not now, can’t you see I’m busy?”
Many of us, both fathers and mothers, are guilty of saying, “Not now, I’m busy.” Then, when we finish doing whatever was so important, we forget that our children have asked us to spend some time with them. Years from now, when they are grown and we are empty nesters, we are going to have time, but they won’t be there. Perhaps, we’ll get to the point where we’re in a nursing home or an assisted living facility. We’ll reach out to our children and ask them to spend some time with us. We have taught them to say, “Not now, I’m busy.” What do we expect? They are doing exactly what we have taught them.
The third time investment is in your church. You need to spend time at church. Interacting with fellow Christians. You need to serve in church.
The final time investment is in people. Invest time with your friends, with strangers, with co-workers. When you invest time with them, especially unbelievers, you can share the Gospel. They too deserve to be saved. Remember that God commanded us to go to all the world and make disciples.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.” Matthew 28:18-20.