Purpose of Acquiring Wealth

wealthThe purpose for the acquisition of wealth must be defined. It is this definition that influences our attitude towards wealth. It should be first to honour God. It is only when we honour God with our wealth would we make it lasting wealth.

Secondly, it should be for the provision of our families’ needs and service to humanity. These will leave you a happy fulfilled man.

Unfortunately, most people don’t discover what life is all about until just before they die. Don’t wait until you are on your death bed to realise the purpose of life and your role in it.

Often, we attempt to live our lives backwards. We spend all our lives striving to get wealth hoping that would make us happy and fulfilled. Happiness and fulfilment comes when you commit yourself, talent and resources to service for God and Humanity. That is on a purpose that honours God and makes a difference in other people’s lives.

George Bernard Shaw said, “This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognised by yourself as a mighty one, being a true force of Nature instead of a little feverish god of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and, as long as I live, It is my privilege to do for it whatever I can………..” Similarly, Al Koran wrote in “The Secrets of Wealth” that, “When you send your money out, remember always to bless it.

Ask it to bless everybody that it touches, and command it to go out and feed the hungry and cloth the naked, and command it to come back to you a million fold. Don’t pass over this lightly, I am serious.” I said it earlier that when you recognise God as the giver of your wealth through service to Him and humanity, God is committed to ensuring that your wealth lasts. He will block financial waste on your behalf. He is faithful concerning His word.

When others are talking of losses, you are talking of gains. When they are talking of low sales, you are thinking of managing your high sales. Honouring God With My Wealth. Money is the vehicle for effective evangelism (Ex 35:21-29). The expansion of the kingdom of God (evangelism) depends on our individual financial position.

Can a church organise programs, camp meetings, crusades, print tracts, build a beautiful sanctuary or sponsor missionaries on a lean purse? There is no way the work of God can progress if the individuals in the church are poor.

That is why God gave us the ability to create wealth. With this ability, you are empowered to advance God’s work, cater for your family and assist the less privileged in the society. The expansion of the work of God is directly proportional to the individual’s financial prosperity or level. Look at (Acts 28:7) Publius – a prominent and wealthy citizen received the disciples and entertained them for three days.

That is hospitality to God’s servants. Definitely, this man must have been blessed by the men of God. He also must have recognised the source of his wealth and honoured God in his own little way. Read (Rom 12:13) on how to use your wealth. Hospitality is defined as a friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests or strangers especially in our homes. Hospitality is not possible without the means to provide it.

Anyway, most times we get so carried away by our success and we assume it came by our effort only. We forget that there is a supreme being who orders the affairs of man. Do you know that there is a reward when we honour God with our wealth or when we contribute to God’s work? Read (Prov 3:9-10 and Mal 3:10).

When God blesses us financially, it is designed to service God’s work. If you ignore it, you become a victim of financial affliction because God will ignore your welfare. Read (Hag 1:2-9). We should lay up treasures for us in heaven. We shouldn’t be pushed to offer our tithes (10%) and offerings (2Cornth 9:6- 12). Your deposit determines your withdrawal and your casting determines your catching. If you cast a hook, you catch a fish. Cast a net, you catch a net breaking and boat sinking catch.

I have tested everything I have written in this article and I testify to the validity of the word of God. Finally,

Please do not neglect your health and family in your quest for wealth. If your family is in disarray and your health is being affected, you can not call yourself a truly successful person. My advice is taken from: (Pro. 23:4-5). It says, “Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your understanding, cease! Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away like an eagle towards heaven.”

Give God your heart and you will make your mark.

How To Achieve Financial Freedom

financial freedomBefore 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.

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