The Power of Compounding

161011-compound-interestAlbert Einstein was reputed to have declared that “compound interest” is the most powerful force in the universe and the eighth wonder of the world.

I’m not sure about that, but the principle of compounding does lead me to the one thing that I’d like for you to reflect on today and that is: The outcome of your life is mostly determined by the daily choices you make.

Your life is going somewhere whether you intentionally do anything about it or not. Your daily choices are nudging you in an upward direction of ever increasing improvement and fulfillment or in a downward slide of ever increasing dissipation and despair.

Please remember this; all choices have consequences that you will not escape. For example, a lousy diet will compound into lousy health someday. A good diet will compound into a far better quality of life than you would have had had you not made the effort. Every sphere of life is this way.

Remember, you are going to live forever. A penny put into an account drawing 1% interest compounded only annually for 5000 years will turn into $40,445,379,355,237,105,000.00. Can you imagine what the eternal compounding effect of the little choices you make each day will look like!

  • The ONE THING for today: Give a good answer to this question: What is the one thing I need to stop doing or start doing to improve my future and the future of those I love and am responsible for?


Ephesians 3:20-21 (NKJV)
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.


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