What if you were suddenly to become independently wealthy five minutes from now, what would you do with the money? Would you keep your job? Would you move to another home? Tithe to your church? Donate a bunch of money to your local community/charities? Put it all in a savings account to save it for a rainy day? Invest the money? Share it with friends/family? Blow the money? Would you travel? Go on a shopping spree? In other words would you make major changes in your life or minor ones that would tweak the life you have already. Please take a moment to think about your answer before reading the rest of this blog.
I’ve been pondering this question for twenty years or more. At first, I was all about quitting my job, moving somewhere else, traveling and spending, spending, spending; thus making huge changes in my life and lifestyle. As I grew more mature physically, mentally and spiritually my answer slowly changed as I changed. Now days, I would tithe; give back to the community in the form of donations, my time and energy; pay off my mortgage, pave my driveway; have some work done on my home like new floors, put in a walk-in shower; and create trust funds for the important people in my life.
Basically, over the years I have created the life I wanted to have so I do not have the need nor want to make huge major changes. What about you? Have you created the life you want to lead? If you want to make major changes then you are probably dissatisfied with your life. What are you doing to change what’s going on? I know money makes it easier to make changes, but you can change your life one step at a time.
I’m not a wealthy woman, but I own my home (well, I own more of it than the bank does), the only debt I have is my mortgage, I created an atmosphere of peace inside my home, I turned my yard full of grass into 90% gardens with pathways between each garden area, I have made the subtle changes inside my home so it suits my needs better, I own my car, I have a job I love, where I am appreciated, found the right and perfect church home for me; donate to local community needs and I am surrounded by family and friends who care about me. I did this a little at a time and at times it felt like I would never ever reach my goals, but I finally did. Due to my inability to give up, I have my life situated as I wanted it to be years again.
Only interested in tweaking what you already have going on? Congratulations! If you aren’t interested in major changes then most likely you are happy with your life as it is. Keep being a positive force for good.
For those of you who had major changes in mind, are you willing to make some changes in your life? Do you have the stamina and will to follow through until your life is as it should be? If you answered yes, then do something different today. Why put it off. Why different? If you aren’t happy with your life as it is, then you need to make some changes to get a different result.
Life is good! God is great! All is right in my world.