Hurricane Sandy could end up being the biggest storm in the last 30 years along the east coast. It definitely has made its presence known. The New York City subway system was closed for business and the water has risen several feet. On the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks, still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irene, is now forced to rebuild once again. When a natural disaster hits I am reminded of 3 important lessons.
Lessons from Hurricane Sandy
1. Build on a solid foundation
I don't care how you cut it. Stuff is just stuff. It may seem like it will last forever but it takes just one huge wave or wind storm for it to become history quickly.
Lesson: Build your personal and financial life on a firm foundation so that the storms of life don't destroy your work. See Matthew 7:24-27
2. Know what is important
If you had to give up all of your material possessions right now what would be left? Hopefully the most important things in your life. Your family, your friends, your church, ...people.
Lesson: Give the people in your life priority over your possessions.
3. Step up and help!
Right now is a great time for you to see the value in helping someone in need. Time and time again volunteers come back from helping others and testify how they were changed for the better as a result.
Lesson: Give of yourself and you may find you receive the greater blessing.
Question: What lesson does/did a natural disaster teach you? How did it change your life? You can leave a comment by clicking here.