Where the balance breaks down

There’s a saying that goes, “What you put in, you get out.”

We use this when trying to motivate our kids to stick with an activity: “Come on Johnny, unless you put time into karate, you’re not going to enjoy it.”


Or we coach ourselves with this same advice: “Okay Me, if I master accounting, it’ll pay off eventually.”

It’s sort of a cause-and-effect thing. We expect an equal return on our investment.

But there’s one area that defies this logic. It’s your Christian life.

You may spend just four minutes reading God’s word, but his living word transforms your world.

You may spend just three minutes in a worship song, but draw near to the God of the universe.

You may spend just two minutes in prayer, but it revives you for the day.

And you may spend just one minute thinking about Jesus, but you get swept up in his supremacy.

This is where the balance breaks down.

Chris Heinz is the Founder and CEO of Munyay, which creates coaching tools to help you love your life and work. He's also the Vice President of Human Resources for EnergyCAP, Inc. and is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, a Certified Professional Life Coach, and a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach. Chris enjoys coaching people, writing, and speaking on the topics of engagement, coaching, and strengths. He blogs often at www.Munyay.com/blog.

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