How You Can Escape a 'Taker' Mentality

Do you have a giver or taker mentality? (Unsplash)

Harry Lewis said, "I don't just go to my business roundtable to get something, I go to give something as well."

I wonder how much of our life is lived from a place of "taking."

Not consciously, but just getting up and living our life, as we go to work and just delve in. I've found my unconscious self is pretty selfish.

If I don't pray first, submit my day, my hands, my mouth, eyes and ears in obedience to serve all those I come in contact with, I'll just spend all day at work taking what I need and want.

So how about you? Are you going into every meeting, every event, every meal, with the intention of giving? Of praying that you would be used by God to make a difference in someone else's life?

Or are you living your life and workday taking?

Here's the challenge: to stop unconsciously working and living as a taker. But set up your day from a place of "How can I be a giver today? How can I contribute to everyone I come in contact with?"

An entrepreneur for life, Jim Brangenberg has expertise for working with small-business owners, focusing on profitability and employee relations. His God-given ability to ask the right questions lends itself well to his role as host of the iWork4Him radio program, the only daily faith and work radio program in America. Jim utilizes his networking expertise to arrange daily interviews with authors, workplace believers and ministries that are connecting faith and work.

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