When was the last time you picked up a Dr. Seuss book and just began reading? In his book, Happy Birthday to You! Seuss wrote, “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” If God created you and created you for a specific purpose, are you on the path of reaching that goal? Are you stewarding your life to your full potential so that in the end you will hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” Today, I want you to ask yourself three questions to help you discover the fascinating truth about investing in yourself.
1. How are you taking care of yourself? You are the only you there is, so are you taking care of yourself? If God has gifted you with a long life, are you stewarding that gift well or are you living in such a way that will cut that gift short? Maybe today, you need to invest in yourself through the purchase of exercise equipment. Maybe today you visit the eye doctor or consider the quality of food you are ingesting. And maybe today you need to take a serious spiritual health assessment. Taking a few steps in the right direction in self-care today can put you on a completely different path tomorrow.
2. When are you investing in your marriage? Second to your relationship with God is the relationship you have with your spouse. If you asked your spouse today when was the last time you invested in the marriage, would it take them an awkwardly long minute to answer? How about pulling out your calendar and marking off a night for a special date? Consider buying something special to simply say, “I love you.” Or maybe come up with a silly holiday like “happy wife day” to invest in your marriage. Help your spouse not just know that you love them but feel that love.
3. How are you taking your next step in personal development? What was the last book you invested your money and time into reading? Do you have a coach or mentor helping you reach your full potential? Have you sought out more education or training? There are numerous free and paid resources available to help you grow in personal development. Are you taking personal development seriously?
Take time today to invest in yourself. The investment you make today can pay off dividend in your future self. You have one life to live, steward it well.