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Investing in 2024

Isaiah 32:20

Happy are you who sow seed beside abundant waters, who let ox and donkey range freely.

Where you sow your seed is important. If you sow seed into dry, parched areas where there is no irrigation, it will most likely die or be carried away by birds unless someone is there to tend it. To reap a harvest, you need to plant in good soil that can easily receive moisture unless you are willing and able to work the ground where you have planted.

At times, it is important to take a close look at where we are sowing seed. God recently spoke to me that sowing is the biblical equivalent to investing. Where do you put your time and resources, and what kind of return are you getting? If your investment is unproductive, you might want to consider moving your investment to a place where your contribution can more likely take root and grow.

Investment involves more than just money. Relationships need the investment of time and care. Our homes need repairs and remodeling to suit our life changes. Our work in ministry should focus where God is leading us and should move away from places where God is no longer calling us to invest. If you invest in complaining about your current situation, your situation will not change. If you take small steps to change a negative situation, you will eventually see a desired result. Carefully consider what you are pouring into your life and what is coming forth. Are you speaking life or death into your circumstances? Is your contribution making a positive difference in your life and in the lives of others? If not, consider what you are sowing and where you are sowing it.

As we begin 2024, take an inventory of the things in your life that require time and resources. If they are not producing good fruit, look for more fertile ground. Life is too short to worry about the things we can’t change and not redirect our focus to the things we can change. What you have to contribute is very valuable, and God wants to use it somewhere. Find that place where you can make a difference and invest. God will surely give you a harvest!

Have a blessed day!

PHOEBE Connections, Inc. is a 501(c)3 dedicated to enhancing the lives of widows by building relationships and helping them find new identity in Jesus Christ through serving others. We promote an atmosphere of fellowship, where the widow can connect with other widows to develop friendships and supportive relationships.