For the next couple of days we will consider the power of abundance. Abundance is defined as an extremely plentiful or over sufficient quantity or supply. Last week I had the chance to see abundance demonstrated in a tangible way.
I was in Elijay, Georgia visiting a peach orchard. I must admit, peaches are my weakness. As I was looking over my options I had a conversation with the lady who owns the orchard. That woman knows her peaches.
As I picked up my half bushel of Rozas, I noticed that the basket was overflowing. I told the lady I appreciated her generosity. She replied, “The good Lord loves us when we have honest scales. He blesses me for it.”
Proverbs 11:1 says, “The Lord detests the use of dishonest scales, but he delights in accurate weights.”
As leaders it is very important for us to understand this truth. I believe that abundance comes when we are honest.
It is amazing how when we are generous toward others we end up with “an extremely plentiful or over sufficient quantity or supply.” Integrity brings blessing. It also leads to influence.
Do you have honest scales? Do you protect the companies resources? Look for short cuts financially? Leave early when you are on the clock? Mess around on the internet during office hours? Pad your expense account?
Leaders with integrity do the right thing and it leads to greater influence and ultimately abundance.
People will be impressed and they will spread the word that you are someone who can be trusted.
Don’t believe me? Next time you are looking for an overflowing basket of Georgia’s finest peaches show up in Elijay and visit R & A Orchard.
Ask for Ann. She has an honest set of scales!
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.