Before we discuss this, I would like to remind us that the purpose for desiring wealth MUST be to honour God, care for our family and contribute to humanity. Only with these in mind would you have a lasting wealth and a fulfilled life. Fulfilment comes when you commit yourself, talent and resources to God and Humanity.
That is on a purpose that makes a difference in our lives and that of others. To achieve financial freedom, you need to:
• Have a relationship with God.
A relationship with God is a very vital element in our wealth creation process. The realisation of your limitation as a mortal and your absolute dependence on God for ideas, guidance and strength is the No. 1 secret.
When your spirit is in tune with the Spirit of God, you receive ideas divinely designed to enable you create wealth. Remember, the steps of a righteous man are ordered by God. You will be divinely guided and empowered with strength and ideas for success. Every creation or invention first starts as an idea which is later nurtured to fruition.
The ideas you receive, once implemented, will definitely bring you wealth because God is committed to honouring His words concerning His children. You must act on the idea; remember God does not waste ideas.
If you are not ready and willing to implement it, it will be given to someone else who is ready and willing to implement it. The other fellow takes the advantage and you end up regretting. I am sure you have seen an idea which first occurred to you being implemented by someone.
Therefore, develop a personal relationship with God. Make His business your business and God will make your business His business. Remember, “the desires of the righteous shall be granted.” (Prov.10:24)
• Changing Our Mindset.
We need to replace false assumptions with the true ones. No one is created to be poor. You are destined for greatness but it all depends on whether you believe in yourself or not. Bishop David Oyedepo said, “Life delivers to you only what you are willing to accept.” This is a fact. If you accept poverty, WOW, it will come knocking but if you accept a good life, you sure will have a good life.
Let me repeat what Benjamin Disraeli once said, “Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” And I know for sure that as a man thinks in his soul, so is he.
You will get uncountable ideas to generate wealth when you are positioned for a change. When you mindset has been recreated. It will be open to ideas which you will recognise as a potential wealth generator. It’s all about our belief system.
• Identify Your Skill/Talent.
Take stock of your skills and interest and begin to develop it for use to glorify God and serve humanity. Let service and not money be your vision and before long, God will single out some skills which you can commercialise and the money will roll in.
When a need is identified and fulfilled, you are in business. Norman Cousins once said, “The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live.” These are our talents and skills which could have been harnessed.
It is said that the cemetery is the greatest reservoir of ideas; because a lot of ideas die with their owners without being nurtured to fruition. These ideas could have changed the world. What a tragedy.
What a pity that most of us have lost sight of the talents and gifts that lie within us and have resigned ourselves to spending our best years watching television.
And we spend too much time focusing on our weaknesses rather than developing our strengths. The greatest people among us focus on their talents rather than their weaknesses. You see, we are all gifted in one thing or the other. We can indeed be geniuses. So take the time to discover what your personal gifts are and become a genius in it, then use it for the benefit of others and the money will surely come.