Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, September 19
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
PUTTING YOUR MONEY TO WORK
Luke 19:13 ERV "So he called ten of his servants together. He gave a bag of money to each servant. He said, ‘Do business with this money until I come back.’"
The King James Version says "Occupy till I come." For a long time I didn't really know what that meant. Here are some other translations: NIV, "Put this money to work", NLT, "Invest this for me while I am gone", WEB, "Conduct business until I come back", and ESV, "Engage in business until I come back." Wow! Those guys traded with the monies given to them and got 100% returns!
So what are you doing with your money? And don't tell me that you don't have capital! Out of 1,500 successful people surveyed, 36% of them started business with $100 or less. That's about N16,000 - N17,000! So what's your excuse? That you've not gotten up to that or more since the beginning of the year? Or that you can't do business? Or that you lack ideas? Or that you are afraid? Or that you are just a lazy person?
Put your money to work! Some people earn a lot of money and spend all. They are no different from the Prodigal Son! That's not a wise way to live! Even if you can't invest or trade, save! You can get a little interest on your money. Do you understand? Let the Holy Spirit guide you on what to do with your money. Whatsoever you do will prosper in Jesus name!