Join us today for an episode about the reason helping is so powerful...
Today's episode is focused on Matthew 25:44-45..
In today’s spiritual foundation episode about investing in others, I talk with you about Matthew 25: 44-45. I share why this idea is more powerful than looking to ourselves first. I also talk with you about why this isn’t the same as the prosperity gospel or God the cosmic gumball machine.
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00:00:00 Thanks for joining me on Episode 5 42 of the inspired Stewardship Podcast. I'm Oreo Perica from 10 Minute Mindset The podcast. I challenge you to invest in yourself, invest in others, develop your influence and impact the world by using your time, your talent and your treasures toe Live out your calling. Having the right inspiration to set your mind set on the right path is key. And one way to be inspired to do that is to listen to this the inspired stewardship podcast with my good friend Scott made her They truly do what?
00:00:44 For you to succeed. So look for the opportunities this week. Look for the opportunities to be the brave one. To be the leader to be the one that goes first and helps others helps off and doesn't to such an extent that everyone looks to you as someone who helps. Always. Thanks for listening. Welcome. And thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship Podcast. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired surge of podcast will learn to invest in yourself,
00:01:26 invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world. And today, spiritually foundation episode about investing in others. I talk with you about Matthew Chapter 25 versus 44 45. Why this concept is more powerful than looking to ourselves first and why this isn't the same as what you've often heard in the prosperity.
00:01:57 Gospel are looking to God as a cosmic gumball machine and reading my verse of the day I came across this verse from Matthew that says they also will answer Lord,
00:02:11 when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison and did not help you?
00:02:19 And he will reply truly, I tell you, whatever you did not do for the one of the least of these you did not do for me.
00:02:29 And of course, the the passage with the converse of this is true as well. What we've done for the least of those we've done for Christ as well.
00:02:40 And shortly after reading that in the morning, I was looking through some news articles about different things on business,
00:02:47 and I came across an article about how always be closing. You know, this this mindset as a sales person of you're always working to get the customer to say yes,
00:02:58 you're always closing. The sale has been replaced, at least in some cases, with always be helping this idea of looking to your customers and instead of thinking about what they can do for you,
00:03:13 thinking about what you can do for them, and out of that builds a relationship. And out of those relationships comes the opportunity to do business together in a more powerful way.
00:03:26 And it got me reflecting on the idea that, you know, looking towards others first is often a powerful,
00:03:35 powerful thing, that this idea of helping others actually communicates. Ah, lot of care and a lot of relationship.
00:03:46 This is often how we identify the people that we want to hang around. If you think about it,
00:03:52 you've had an experience, whether it was with sales or whether it was with a friend or a family member,
00:03:58 where you got the sense that everything they were doing was all about them. It really wasn't about building a relationship.
00:04:06 It wasn't about making a connection. It wasn't about finding out what you needed. There wasn't any care involved in the situation.
00:04:13 Instead, the situation was really focused on the individual. It was focused on what they needed and what they needed you to do and what you could do for them.
00:04:26 And when you when you sense that when you began to get that that feeling you began to be turned off by it,
00:04:35 you began toe, move away from it. You begin toe, look towards this person and think, You know,
00:04:41 that doesn't feel very good. That doesn't feel very useful. That doesn't feel like you've got my best interests at heart.
00:04:51 In fact, it feels sort of manipulative It it feels sort of Niki in a way, in a very technical term.
00:05:00 And we've all had that since we've all had that feeling before were we just realized that something was a little off about this relationship,
00:05:11 and we tend to move away from it. Well, that's what I'm talking about a little bit here when I say to look first,
00:05:18 to help others and to always be helping others do this often do it so often that people say that your mindset is always about helping.
00:05:32 And the funny thing is, when you do that, you begin to build relationships. You begin to build connections.
00:05:39 You begin to be more authentic in your desire to help others. And it often comes back to you now.
00:05:48 Not exactly the same way. This isn't a prosperity gospel message where, you know, if you send me $100 then you're gonna get 1000.
00:05:56 This isn't the sort of cosmic gumball where if we put in a prayer, what we get out of the other end is exactly what we asked for.
00:06:04 Instead, this is about really, sincerely looking to care for others, finding out who is your neighbor and then helping them.
00:06:17 Now I will give you one caution within this idea of always be helping and help others early and help first and help.
00:06:25 Often. There is also a time where you must help yourself. Sometimes helping yourself comes into this because it's only out of a position of strength.
00:06:38 But strength here is a bad word for this. It's it's out of a position of being healthy. That often comes your best ability to help others without trying to see what's in it for you all the time without having in the back your head.
00:06:55 A selfish mentality of this is all about what I can get out of it. The truth is, if you're starving,
00:07:05 it's really hard to give food to others and not resent it. So there is a time and a place for helping to build yourself up so that you can turn and help others.
00:07:18 This isn't about doing everything to such an extent that you are no longer healthy. God wants us to be healthy.
00:07:25 God wants us to be taking care of God wants for us to be successful mentally, physically, emotionally.
00:07:35 But out of out of that strength, God then wants us to immediately begin pouring it back into others.
00:07:43 That is how you got help whenever you needed it. There was somebody that reached out to you. There was somebody that helped you up.
00:07:53 You know, I love the people that sit down and say I'm a self made person, as if they never had any help along the journey,
00:08:01 because when I've interviewed those people, when I've talked to him, when I've asked them, there was always help along the journey.
00:08:08 There were always others who reached out to them, others who helped them, others who poured into them.
00:08:13 They learned sometimes directly, sometimes through books, sometimes through video. It didn't matter, but things came to them from other people.
00:08:22 It wasn't like they set around in a vacuum and created their own success with nothing behind it. That never happens because we are built to be social beings were built to connect to others,
00:08:36 and we are built sincerely toe help each other. You know, Heather said in Monday's episode about how we,
00:08:45 most people really do want to help you. Most people actually care about helping you. And yeah, that's not 100% of the people in the world,
00:08:53 but it is a vast majority. The truth is, there are less people that are selfish and out to get you than you might think.
00:09:03 I know sometimes it feels like everyone is out to get you, but that's not the truth. And out of a healthy relationship with God,
00:09:11 and with yourself comes the ability to pour into others and recognize the fact that they truly do what for you to succeed.
00:09:20 So look for the opportunities this week. Look for the opportunities to be the brave one. To be the leader,
00:09:27 to be the one that goes first and helps others helps often and does it to such an extent that everyone looks to you as someone who helps.
00:09:38 Always. Thanks for listening. Thanks so much for listening to the inspired stewardship Podcast. As a subscriber and listener,
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They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ - Matthew 25:44-45