Updated: Jan 13
I’ve read a whole lot of books on wealth, attracting money, getting rich, thinking rich, etc.
None of them made me rich.
I’ll admit that I have more SKILLS now that can give me a leg up on being wealthy, but the author or its strategies and tactics don’t make me wealthy.
Wealth is acquired through the gaining of wisdom. That’s why you can be rich, but not wealthy. We can all be rich at moments in our lives, but wealth is a state of mind, a state of being. It’s only gained through experience and the ups and downs of life.
True financial wealth comes from learning from our past financial circumstances and making adjustments to the plan to continue gaining in the future.
Students are rich with knowledge right before they take a test. But wealth is determined by what they’ve retained for long-term usage. Deuteronomy 8:18 says
“But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.” Deuteronomy 8:19 NIV
What I’ve learned from the bible has made me rich at times. But what I’ve retained from the bible has made me wealthy in wisdom. The wealth in wisdom, over the long run, translates to financial wealth as well because I make better decisions in light of everything God is teaching me.
Godpreneur Rule #56: Godpreneurs seek to be wealthy, not rich.