MAKING PROFITABLE INVESTMENTS IS ABOUT YOU, NOTHING ELSE
By Ima Nkanta
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:
Genesis 26:12-13 (KJV)
In the midst of strives, Isaac recorded profits.
It's not really about the place, it's much about the person, me and you.
What do you have in you?
Profitable Investments begins with you as a person.
Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for [it is] time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Hosea 10:12 (KJV)
Are you prosperous within? Because it is the spirit in you that you transfer to whatever you do. If greatness is in you, no matter the little seed you planted or the oppression, it will sprout
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Luke 6:45 (KJV)
Overcoming the Waster
Give a barren person one million investments, he or she will waste it...he will return to complain about external wasters like witches, bad government, bad economy, etc. But the real person to attack is me.
The “me” is the factor.
If I can have the “me” to become profitable, other factors will fall along.
And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep [me] from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested. And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, which [was] the father of Eshton.
1 Chronicles 4:9-11 (KJV)
- The “me” is character
- The “me” is how I view God
- The “me” is how I approach my work
- The “me” is the result I get
If I don't deal with the first 3 factors, the results will also be wrong.
What should I do to make the “me” profitable?
Onesimus is a model to learn from:
I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel: But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly. For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever; Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. If he hath wronged thee, or oweth [thee] ought, put that on mine account; I Paul have written [it] with mine own hand, I will repay [it]: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.
Philemon 1:10-19 (KJV)
- He was not profitable, wasted Philemon's wealth and ran away
- He encountered inside out transformation
- He died to former self
- He is now profitable to the kingdom.
The Question: Is the “me” in me profitable?
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