I stopped chasing the pot of gold at the base of the rainbow, a long time ago. My job is to share Jesus. I can’t do that if I hog my books onto myself and chase the pot of gold instead of the joy of the rainbow.
I abandoned the futile cries of ‘How do I sell more books. Where can I place my books? Will anyone out there buy my book? I stopped blog trails and gathering followers. I stopped begging and pleading in every way possible.
Why? It took too much time. Instead, I often give most of my books away. A grieving spouse gets a gift to The Pregnant Pause of Grief. Conversation with my waitress might result in Short and Sweet, my latest devotional. I want to change lives. I want people to know the Jesus I know.
How is that possible if I say instead, “Hey, I have this book that will change your life. You can have a copy for only ten dollars.
Don’t gamble on the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, pawning your house against a lucky chance. The time will come when you have to pay up; you’ll be left with nothing but the shirt on your back. (Proverbs 22:26-27, MSG)
Someone calculated the value of a ‘pot of gold’ A large teapot fully filled might hold about 250 ounces of gold or about 400,000 dollars’ worth.
Face it, friends, very few of us will become millionaires, but we can share what we have with those who need it.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)