If you know me very well, you know that I like money. I wish I had more of it. If you dislike money, or feel as though you have too much, I’d be glad to take it off your hands.
Money allows me to do things that I enjoy going to Disney World for example. It also allows me to buy things like toys for the kids, dinner for the wife, or a new pair of Buckle jeans.
Money takes care of other less exciting things like paying on the mortgage, and car, and electric, and water, and student loans, and phone, and on and on.
And money allows me to help others. Over the years my wife and I have helped others pay rent. We’ve provided Christmas for kids. We practically gave away a car, and our tithes and offerings each week help introduce people to Jesus.
Then there’s another category money covers that I’m beginning to really appreciate. A category that most of us never even think about.
The category of self-improvement.
The amount of resources available to every one of us today is unmatched in the world’s history. Through books, blogs, podcasts, and everything else on the internet you can do or become just about anything.
Want to improve your marriage? There’s a million resources.
Want to learn how to cook? No problem.
Get in shape?
Learn to dance?
Become someone worth following?
You can do all of these things, and more, but it comes at a cost. Sometimes financially, but more often than not the cost is your time.
And few people are willing to pay it.
But if you’re willing to pay, if you’re willing to make the investment, it pays huge dividends, not only to you, but to your family, your friends, and your church.
It takes time. It won’t happen overnight, but if you stick with it you’ll see a harvest.
So, my question to you is, are you willing to pay the price?
In what ways did you invest in yourself this past year? What’s your plans to invest in yourself in 2016?