There is something interesting about the Sea of Galilee which I consider worthy of emulation. It would amaze you how this lesson can help open your life to happiness and vitality.
The River Jordan flows into both the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. The water simply passes through the Sea of Galilee in and then out always. This phenomenon keeps the sea healthy and vibrant, and teeming with marine life.
On the other hand, the Dead Sea takes water from the same River Jordan and holds it. It does not give and as such it has no life in it! Thus, it becomes a body of stagnant water devoid of marine life.
There’s no doubt that some people are like the Dead Sea which receives the good things of life but never give out. We all need to be a bit like the Sea of Galilee. If we are fortunate to get wealth, knowledge, love and respect, we must learn to give same, else we could all end up like the Dead Sea.
The love and respect, the wealth and knowledge we have could all evaporate like the water in the Dead Sea. True happiness is found in sacrificial giving of one’s life in the service of humanity. We brought nothing into this world and we will exit with nothing!
In the words of Ben Carson, “Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” You need to quit the Dead Sea mentality and make sure that in the sea of your own life, you have outlets, many outlets for love and wealth, and everything else that you’ve got.
Make sure you don’t just get, give too! Open the taps of your life and you’ll open the floodgates to happiness and vitality. Even in your lack, there’s something you can give!
I am always spurred by the words of Winston Churchill on giving: he said, “We make living by what we get but we make a life by what we give. Start giving today, and start living.
As noted in my previous article titled: Mr. SOLO AND THE BLANK CHEQUE, every blessing God gives you must meet the needs of people,and cause an overflowing expression of thanks to God. Givers never lack!
You’re winning! Yes, we are winning!