Does Your Productivity Fund Your Lifestyle?

As you settle down to breakfast, lunch or dinner today. Consider this question: “whose productivity is making this meal possible?” If you are working somewhere or creating value in any way, try to link this meal to something you did. If you are not currently doing anything that generates income, determine who is paying your bills. Being on scholarship means that someone else is working hard on your behalf. There is a problem when you are content to live large on the productivity of others. You should make a commitment to increasing your own productivity in order to fund your lifestyle.

You need to realize that every kobo you spend is tied to productivity. Your own productivity or that of someone else. If your income cannot support your lifestyle, you must recognise that you are not yet a fully formed adult. It is not a sin to want a lavish lifestyle complete with expensive gadgets, toys, and perks. But you must be ready to solve enough problems, create value and produce results that can make it happen. Remember this command from the Bible: “if anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10). You cannot have that car, or private jet if you will not work for it.

There is no such thing as a free lunch. Christian salvation is free because Jesus paid the price with his life. Google search is free because advertisers fund it. Develop an elite mindset today. Decide to increase your productivity to the point where it can pay your bills as well as the bills of others. Allow God to use you to bless others by working harder than anyone else. That way you will get more results than anyone else. Let us imitate Apostle Paul. He said his hands catered for his needs and the needs of those around him (Acts 20:34).

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