You Are Not Here to Only Make a Living

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Is this life all about getting money and acquiring material success? Is there nothing better that the scramble for more money, the acquisition of assets and being ranked among the wealthiest in your neighbourhood, community, city, state, nation or the world?

Is there nothing better more valuable to struggle for? Surely there’s as the bible says a good name is better than many riches. Unfortunately our schools and today’s culture have taught us to focus on developing this coarse side of man, while the God-side, the moral remains underdeveloped.

Economists, statisticians and analysts have been be able to estimate the assets and liabilities of individuals to come up with their net worth but no one has been able to estimate the real wealth that inheres in fine character, and a well refined life which brings love, joy, and peace into every home and person it encounters wherever it goes.

It is really amazing to find men and women both young and old pay such a huge price for things that are not worth the while, then they throw away the valued and lasting ones, in their quest for that which will fade and perish.

So many people are so caught up with putting money into their pockets that they have no time to put beauty into their lives. They are so absorbed in making a living that they have no time to make life.

So how then can you start making a life instead of just making a living?

  • Don’t go through life with your eyes fixed on a distant goal, while passing the opportunities of helping others, of adding beauty to the people around me.
  • Learn to look for and see the beauty in everything and everywhere you go.
  • Remember the phrase, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the father. Your higher life depends on an impalpable food
  • What do you want to be remembered for, is it by how rich you were or by the number of lives you touched?
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13 thoughts on “You Are Not Here to Only Make a Living”

  1. “So many people are so caught up with putting money into their pockets that they have no time to put beauty into their lives. They are so absorbed in making a living that they have no time to make life.” – This is so true and thank goodness I’ve realised this myself while I can still put some beauty in my life and appreciate the little things of true beauty and value.. x

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