When you water your plants, you take time and pay special attention to them. You have some people who talk to them. Some change the pots and potting soil. Some people pull out the dead leaves. Some people even ensure they do not have too much or too little sunlight. You have some that even give them special plant food. When people are gone for long periods of time, they will have someone water their plants; some even have plant sitters.
Those people are invested in the growth of their plants.
If you do not do the things necessary for the plant to grow, it will surely die. Same with the people in your life.
Today, could you think about this? What things or who are you investing your time to ensure it grows? If you can invest your time in a plant to ensure it grows, I am sure you are investing in your marriage, friendships, business relationships, partnerships, family, and even yourself.
I am sure you are not neglectful, critical, or hurtful to any human being you say you love, spend time with, or cultivate relationships. I am sure you pay more attention to and are more invested in the people in your life who pray for you and talk to you every day; than a plant (not to say plants are not necessary because they are essential to all living things).
I am sure you water those relationships with prayer, love, compassion, and empathy. I am sure you invest in them; if not, why are you wasting their time? When you invest in the people around you, you all grow. Why would you want to stunt their growth?
Imagine God not investing in you. Imagine there was no word, Son, Holy Ghost, prayer, deliverance, sanctification, forgiveness, discernment, the cross, blood, or anointing. We would surely die.
**Friendly reminder, we are in August; let's not forget to select one day you will fast from 8-12 noon. Also, please do not forget to save. This is our financial fast, and faith without work is dead. Amen? Amen!
"If you do not invest in the people around you those relationships will die. Time, attention, and prayer are needed." - Alston Shropshire