Dear cherished reader, welcome back to our series on wealth. The last time, we learned about wealth distractor; fear. We referred to Fear as false ear. That which deceives you completely about the information it feeds. Yes, its information may be partially true, but it is never fully true. To handle the distractive company of fear, here are some guidelines; Fear your Fear, Undress your fear and Trade fear for faith. This time around, we will discuss the secrets to wealth.
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he[i]. The heart basically refers to the core aspect of our being; our convictions, beliefs, mindset and perceptions in life. Oh yes, this blog is about wealth, not convictions or mindset but the reality is that an individual can barely live beyond his/her beliefs; this is simply because as within, so without. Our thinking pattern tells a lot about ourselves and the people as well as the things that we attract.
In his book, “Think and Grow Rich”, Napoleon Hill said, “THERE ARE NO LIMITATIONS TO THE MIND EXCEPT THOSE WE ACKNOWLEDGE. BOTH POVERTY AND RICHES ARE THE OFFSPRING OF THOUGHT.” This is very true but it is sad to mention that most people easily think about poverty than riches. They discuss their poor state most often and they mostly condemn the rich; wait a minute, how on earth does one expect to receive what he or she condemns?
Some people, particularly some Christians, in their attempts to be humble and serve God well have largely subscribed to this quote, “…Give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name[ii].” Like King Agur, if you think riches will sway you away from your faith, then so shall it be. This is because life seems to always confirm our thoughts.
In his book, The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace D. Wattles revealed that “THE VERY BEST THING YOU CAN DO FOR THE WHOLE WORLD IS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOURSELF. YOU CAN SERVE GOD AND MAN IN NO MORE EFFECTIVE WAY THAN BY GETTING RICH; THAT IS, IF YOU GET RICH BY THE CREATIVE METHOD AND NOT BY THE COMPETITIVE ONE.” From this, we can see that riches help us in our personal development, to serve God better as well as to serve and impact many lives. It’s God’s purest desire for me and you to be rich. With our wealth, He can always express Himself in diverse ways. Every talent, skill or idea will definitely need a significant amount of riches to make it better. For example; in the presence of quality and sound instruments, the flow of singers or musicians always become better.
Just like any habit, developing a wealth mindset may take some time. But if you start feeding and renewing the mind with information in line with the belief of abundance and wanting to serve God and others better with your wealth, you will surely see the manifestation of it.
Thanks for your time on this wealth series. Next time, we will continue with part two.
GOD LOVES YOU AND ALWAYS WANT THE BEST FOR YOU.
[i] Proverbs 23:7b
[ii] Proverbs 30:8-9 NLT