Oh, Mumford & Sons. While I can’t endorse all of their lyrics, they do have a knack for hitting the nail on the head. As I’ve been brainstorming ideas for the Manage It Monday series, I have thought a lot about priorities. This quote popped into my head while doodling out some ideas. Isn’t it just so true? Think about it.
When you pour your whole heart into your relationships with others, you are investing. We all know the “do unto others” Golden Rule. Matthew 7:12 tells us “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Showing your family and friends that you care about them is important. So is telling them often. A little love can go a long way. We can show love to our family, our brothers and sisters in Christ, our friends, acquaintances, and even perfect strangers. By doing so, we invest in a rich life full of people we love. Nothing beats that support system, mutual respect, and closeness with others.
Likewise, by loving God with all your heart as instructed in Mark 12:30, you are making a type of investment. You are investing in your spiritual life and relationship with God on earth. You’re also investing in your eternal life.
The way we spend our money tells us a lot about where our hearts truly are. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with money or material blessings, but we have to always be careful of what our focus is. Do we love our money, our clothes, and our gadgets to the point where other aspects of our lives are suffering? Are we investing on silly things that we can’t take with us? Matthew 6:20 says “but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
This is a big one for me and what got me started thinking about this subject in the first place. What we spend our time doing shows what we love and value. Yet, there are things that I claim to love that I don’t invest any time on. I need to make time for things I love, but like everything else, it’s a balancing act. Do we invest our time on the right things?
Where are you investing your love?