What do you value?

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21).

It has been said that if you want to see what a person values,  find out what she spends her money on.  That is a superficial indicator dependent upon the premise everyone values money.

Some people don’t place value on money and so spend it arbitrarily. Such people can’t be dependent upon to ‘treasure’ the things they spend their money on. There is a real disconnect for such people between their money and their ‘heart.’

In this text, ‘treasure’ is best translated as ‘the things you value’.  We could paraphrase by saying,  “For where the things you value are, there will your true self be also.”  A person who values benevolence will be found giving, helping, and serving in the areas he values.  A person who values family will be found investing in those things that promote family.

What do you value? Check your calendar;  it will be a better barometer than your checkbook. Where you spend your money is just one of the variables that may indicate what you really treasure.

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Published by Earl J. Griffin, Sr.

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. For over 40 years, my tract record as a proven leader has been exemplary both in the United States Army and as a Pastor in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Mentor, and Speaker, I use this expertise and experience to help leaders grow to their full potential. Coupled with my John Maxwell Certification is my Master of Science degree in Leadership Development, from Walden University. I am uniquely skilled at helping corporate leaders in the areas of human resources development programs, middle and executive leader development programs, and mentoring practices within the workplace. Both my professional time as an Organizational Development Specialist within the United States Army and my tenure as Senior Pastor within my church help me assist leaders in resolving the ethical dilemmas of leadership and developing the cultural skills necessary to lead in diverse multi-cultural organizations. Let's develop a sustainable relationship that benefits both your organization and that helps you achieve your personal leadership goals.

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