I love sharing this picture over and over. People think that they can build wealth and reach financial freedom by spending more than they make or waiting until they are older to begin investing in their future. And it is simply not true.
Today, however, I don’t want to talk about the math. I want to talk about the emotions of prosperity. Personal finance is 10% math and 90% emotion. We get the math shown above, but how we think and the decisions we make keep us from building wealth.
The biggest obstacle we face is ourselves – believing that we can or even should obtain wealth. God says in Deuteronomy 8:18 that He has given each and every one of us the ability to obtain wealth. This means that it doesn’t matter where you were born, what your job is, or what your circumstances are. It doesn’t matter what others do. All that matters is that you believe in yourself and that you partner with God to make His will happen.
There are so many people in the world, especially Christians, that believe that God doesn’t want us to be prosperous. They believe that God wants us to remain poor. And nothing could be further from the truth. God wants us to remain humble, always, and to give Him the glory, but He also wants us to be prosperous.
First of all, He not only wants to meet our needs, but to give us the desires of our hearts. He wants to partner with us to have and do the things that mean the most to us. This is why what one person may receive is different than what others receive. For example, my dreams include a lot of travel. For others, their dream is to have a nice home. Everyone is different and God works with us each individually to reach those dreams. He also wants us to be an awesome example out in the world. How can people see how great God is if all of His people are poor? And if we remain poor, how can we help those in need and be used by Him to meet the needs of others?
God is a god of love and He wants the best for all of His children. He wants us to have the career that we want to have. He wants us to have the things that truly make us happy. He wants us to give to others knowing that giving is a great contributor to happiness. God wants us to be happy! He doesn’t want us “just getting by”. Jesus came “that we may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance.” John 10:10 (AMP)
Stop having a poor person’s mentality. Stop believing that it is God’s will that you struggle or that you are stressed. Nothing could be further from the truth. Start partnering today with God to find your true passion, to lay out all of your dreams (current and future), and to believe that you can have anything you want if you just believe. “Believe and you shall receive.”
Have a blessed and prosperous week!