What if you didn’t read that as return on investment? What if instead it was relationship on investment? We lead our lives trying to win the game of accumulation, we tend to think subconsciously or not of every interaction as a way of feeding the desire that is within. But is that what we are made for?
Our relationships are built on time. Think about young love, you want nothing more than to spend all waking hours together and those hours seem to pass so quickly. This time is something we are willing to give, yet later after much more time together, we feel as though the relationship takes to much of our time. The reality is that it takes no more no less “time” it is just our investment that has changed. We have changed our focus on the one that is front of us and instead replaced it with trying to fill the desire within.
Genesis 29:20, NIV: “So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.”
To often this is also the picture of our relationship with the heavenly father. We are on fire for him and going to do whatever he calls us to do. But when the risk becomes to high we start to doubt and ask “is this really you lord?”. To often our prayers are answered but we question our faith by how comfortable the answer makes us feel. But God calls us to make wise use of our time, to approach every opportunity to share the kingdom wisely.
Colossians 4:5, NLT: “Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity.”
God is calling us to invest our time, our greatest currency. We must move forward with investing in those things that are before us, our families must be high on that list for the return far outweighs most everything. The only investment that must be put above this is our investment with the Father, for the return is eternal.