In this Oct. 23, 2014 photo, an automotive service technology student works on a car at the Community College of Philadelphia Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Labor Department releases employment data for October on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. — Colossians 3:23

Do you read this title and wonder how in the world anything better will happen for you? Do whatever it is you need to do to become more valuable, as you repeat daily, “The best is yet to come!” In life, you get paid for the value you put into time. Become twice as valuable and make twice as much; it is also possible to make three times the amount that you are making now as well. All you have to do to earn more is to become more valuable by specific plans, as you repeat daily, “The best is yet to come!”

When you work hard on your job, you can make a living, you only make steps up a ladder, one step at a time. Become more valuable by working harder for yourself. Become more valuable rather than wait. Some make $400 an hour. How? They have become more valuable to the marketplace.

Some receive telephone calls with offers of hundreds of thousands of dollars; others, millions of dollars. Why them? They worked hard on themselves, improving, becoming the best possible self. It is called personal value — become more valuable to the marketplace.

Scriptures reminds us this way: “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9. Work hard and develop the skill; develop your graces; work on the right thing.

Life is like the seasons. Learn how to handle the winters. Winters come right after fall, every year for millions of years. Winters are the down times when it all goes wrong; political winters; when your hearts are smashed into a million pieces; divorces; loss of jobs, eviction from the home you have loved so dearly. These are winter scenarios, we’ve all been through them. We can’t get rid of the month of January by tearing it off the calendar. Just put your hands in God’s hands; and do your part. Follow the voice of the Holy Spirit, and become wiser, stronger and better; read more, pick up cassettes, CDs, watch videos, and work to get wiser so you can make it through the winter, because you were smarter during spring, summer and fall.

Get your body stronger by doing pushups; practice and practice to get stronger. No one else can help you get stronger — that one is on you alone.

Finally, you must get better, it won’t happen immediately. Do your work. You will feel nervous all along the way, afraid like I did when I first went on the radio, wrote my first newspaper column. But I got through it, and I did it again, and I did it every Friday, and I’ve gotten better. You will too. Anybody can improve your skills, but you must keep going.

Life is like the seasons. Learn how to take advantage of the spring. Spring comes right after winter; it will come every year, it doesn’t switch places. Spring is called the opportunity time. Take advantage of spring time, you must do something with it. Learn what must be done during the spring time of your life. You must plant in the spring or beg in the fall when it is time to harvest, plant in the spring, because winter is sure to come again. Life is short — don’t let days and seasons past.

During summer time, you must nourish what’s good and defend yourself against what’s bad. Summer is interesting, it has possibility of threats, and bugs will come to take over your crop if you don’t prevent them. Deal with the weeds, kill them, do your work. You cannot change the seasons, but you can change yourself.

Lyndia Grant is a speaker/writer living in the D.C. area. Her radio show airs Fridays at 6 p.m. on 1340 AM (WYCB), a Radio One Station. Visit her website,, send comments to, or call 240-602-6295. Follow her on Twitter @LyndiaGrant and on Facebook.

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