My resources

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Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

May the god of peace … equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in you that which is pleasing in his sight.   Hebrews 13: 16, 21 (ESV)

My calling is to serve one another in love, to do good to those who are in my life – my family, my friends, my neighbors, my co-workers, and my community.

This compelled me to reflect on my resources and consider how God has equipped me with everything good (not just a little, but everything!)

What are my resources?  What can I share?  How do I bring value to the lives of others?

Thus, as a good project manager, I brain-stormed a bit and created this list of available resources to the project that is my life.

I have time

  • I have been granted 24 hours each day, just like everyone else on this planet.  I can choose to squander my 24 hours on the trivial, or invest in that which matters.

I have health

  • My physical body is working quite well, and I am reminded by my 80 year old self to take care of this body.

I have joy

  • My life is immensely rich and blessed with so many good people.  I have been given the greatest gift possible.  As Nehemiah reminds us, “the joy of the Lord is my strength”.   Joy is contagious and is worth spreading around.

I have knowledge and intelligence

  • My brain still works.  My mind is being renewed each day.  I shall continue to solve problems and help people.

I have compassion

  • I am loved and I should allow that love to overflow from my life.  I must be willing to interrupt my agenda to help and comfort those around me.

I have an inheritance

  • I am part of an eternal family.  My destiny is sealed.  There are great things in store for me.

I have gainful and meaningful employment

  • I have the opportunity to help people each day.

I have contentment

  • I have all that I need.  I am financially sound and can be generous with my fiscal resources.

I have good relationships

  • I have friends that care for me, and who I care for and trust deeply.


How about you?  What do you have in abundance that you can share with others?


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