I heard preaching at my church once where the pastor said something like “God doesn’t need your money, He’s got all the money in the world.” Since I’m a creative type, I start imagining God in heaven with miles and miles of gold coins everywhere.
It got me thinking, “if God is my father, and gives me what I need, then why the heck am I so worried about money?”
How come it’s easy for me to think that if my earthly dad had 1 million dollars in a trust fund for me, I’m good. I’m secure. I’d feel safe. I’d feel like I don’t have to worry about debt.
But if my heavenly father has way more money than that, how come it’s difficult for me to feel that same sense of security?
It comes down to one word: worthy.
The one trait that separates wealthy people from us (not wealthy people) is that rich people know their value, they know their worth, and they are convinced that they deserve to be affluent.
But those of us that just “get by”, if we’d admit, deem ourselves unworthy and we don’t believe in ourselves, and we certainly don’t believe (fully) that God is in heaven with all the money in the world and it’s all ours for the taking – if we felt worthy of it.
Some Godpreneurs remain financially unsuccessful because we think that we aren’t worth it and subconsciously (due to our upbringing), we back away when it comes to God distributing funds throughout the planet (which He’s doing right now, every second of the day).
But since rich people are the ones convinced of their value and they understand how to manage it, they have no problem promoting themselves, their business ideas, and their companies. Many of the leaders we see we in the marketplace are rich because they value themselves, value their ideas, gain a following, and sell their ideas confidently.
The bible says:
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. (Isaiah 43:1-4 ESV)
You are redeemed. You are a child of God. You are His. He made you uniquely (Psalm 139:14), with a gift and talent that only you were born to do (Jeremiah 1:5). When your creator has called YOU and given you the vision, you are to tell the whole world and let your light shine (Matthew 5:15-16)
But you aren’t successful right now because you’ve been brought up thinking that it’s rude to “toot your own horn.” There’s a difference between boasting, and being confident in your calling and being unashamed to go out and tell the world that you have a better way, a better product, or a better service that will help solve someone’s problem.
If you want to be a millionaire, you have to figure out how to help a million people. The only way you can help a million people is the attitude that “If I I don’t let my light shine, who will?”. Refusing to promote your calling is the main reason why you don’t consider yourself worthy, and therefore you can never get rich.
We must recognize and value ourselves. We must sell our calling to others. We must let our talents shine with a product or service you can back 100% (because God says you were called for it!) and can reach more people! Subsequently, God’s Kingdom will also expand people will get to see you, a representative of Jesus Christ in the marketplace – a Godpreneur.
We are worth. We are children of a trillionaire father. Have coffee one day at an expensive Hotel. Act like it’s your Father’s. Test drive a fancy car. Act like your Dad owns the dealership. Walk into a country club. Act like your Dad just bought it. Visit the fragrance section of the most luxurious store in the mall and test the most expensive one. Act like your Father owns the mall, the store, and the fragrance company.
Get into the mindset of a successful, rich, and worthy Godpreneur.
Godpreneur Rule: Godpreneurs believe in themselves and are able to persuade others to believe in them, too.