The Law of Compensation
If you want to make an impact with your life that transcends simply “making a living” and if you want to make yourself indispensable to your employer or those you are accountable to, you put into practice the Law of Compensation. Burg and Mann, the authors of The Go-Giver, explain the Law of Compensation this way: “Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.”
How we invest our time, our skills and talents and how we invest our resources will determine our return on the investment. The focus in distributing our resources must be on people! We can trust that if we put our focus in the right place, our own welfare will be taken care of.
The Apostle Paul speaks of this proper focus in a couple of his letters.
2 Corinthians 9:6 (NIV)
6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
Galatians 6:7 (NIV)
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
You will receive a great return on your investment if you invest into the life of people by serving them. We should get our minds off of making money sometimes and focus on serving people and making a difference. Our income and personal welfare will grow in abundance based on our investment in others.