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[Micro Motivation #16 – “G to the 3rd Power” In this video I discuss the conce…]
Speaker: Adam DeGraide
Hey, everyone, it’s Adam DeGraide here with another Micro Motivation. Talking about G to the 3rd power, or triple G. That’s what we’re talking about today. Which means being generous generates generosity. I’ll say that again. Being generous generates generosity.
And it really reminded me of several things. First of all, when you give of your time, your talents, your treasures, you have the ability to actual inspire others around you and also inspire yourself with those types of behaviors.
I heard a decent sermon the other day—decent is the appropriate word, but the principles were great. He talked about how important it is to make sure that you’re generous with your time, your talent or your treasure or your money. And it reminded me of a movie back in 2000, which was staring Kevin Spacey. I know he’s a little controversial right now, but he’s a great actor. And the whole premise was to pay it forward, do something nice for somebody, then they would in turn go do nice things for other people.
And it reminded me of a time that I was in line and I felt God wanted me to buy the person’s groceries. I did it. Next thing you know the person bought somebody a coffee. We’ve all heard stories about how somebody at a drive-through line gets into the line, they go up to it, they pay the bill for the car behind them, and how long that can go. That’s paying it forward, you see? Because being generous generates more generosity.
And it was interesting because when I was thinking about this today in my one-year Bible, this is the actual proverb and what it says. It says in Proverbs 25:14, “Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give.”
So, what does that mean when you think about it? He boasts of gifts he does not give. You see, if we don’t give gifts that God has given to us to other people, we’re robbing them from it.
For example, you have talents, you have time, and you have money. Some of you have all three, some of you have one. It doesn’t make a difference. The question is, are we using it to our fullest capacity? That’s really all that matters and at the end of the day, if you have talent, for you not to use it, would be stealing from other people. For you to have treasure and to not use it, would be stealing it from other people. And to not have—it’s time, it’s talent, and it’s time, exactly, the third one. Time, do you have time? Some of you may not have money, you might think you don’t have talents—although you do—but you do have time and you can sit down and share with people.
You see, at the end of the day, the most important thing to realize is that being generous generates more generosity, or as I say, triple G, or G to the 3rd power. And at the end of the day, it’s very important that you understand you have these three things to some capacity, time, talent, treasure, or money.
Imagine tomorrow if you woke up and the very first person you saw, you did something nice for and you gave to them and then they paid it forward and they paid it forward. I feel like the world would be a better place.
Thank you so much for listening. Once again, this has been Adam DeGraide with a Micro Motivation. Remember, if you can’t make your point in under four minutes, you might not have a point to make. If you’ve enjoyed it, be sure to share it, like it, and I really appreciate your time, guys. Have a great day.