How To Create Affirmations That Work…

For an affirmation to work, it needs POWER…

POWER comes from God through Christ…

Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1Corinthians 1:24

By the word of truth, by the power of God” 2 Corinthians 6:7

And, the Bible is this truth, this wisdom, this POWER packaged up in WORD form for our benefit…

The SOLUTION to any and every problem you’re dealing with right now can be found in the Bible.

You can have victory over your problems by using Bible-based affirmations…

Find those verses that apply to your situation and circumstances…

…and turn them into an affirmation!

Let me give you two examples derived from Acts 3:16:

“And [Jesus] through faith in His name HATH made [me] [???]”

“The faith which is by [Jesus] hath given [me] this [???]”

And, just so it’s clear, the ??? part is the polar opposite of your problem…the ??? part is the “good”, the “ideal”, the “outcome” you want.

Go ahead…try plugging in the polar opposite of your problem into one of the above affirmations and see if you don’t FEEL a spark of POWER in just saying it.

This is good…

And, I want you to let it get even better…

I want you to learn to talk to yourself just like Jesus would talk to you!

In Luke 13:10-13, we find a woman who was bound with a crippling infirmity that she’d had for 18 years.

Do you know what Jesus said to her when his path crossed hers?

He said, “Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.”

And immediately, this woman was made whole and she gave glory to God.

Could you use the PATTERN of Christ’s words in talking to yourself to create the same effect of victory in your life?

“[Your Name], thou art [???]”

Brother or Sister in Christ, you CAN use the PATTERN of Christ’s words in your life and His words WILL work for YOU too!

Of course, it doesn’t matter what you say if you’re constantly IMAGINING unpleasant, unwanted, and undesirable situations and circumstances. So, put away those negative thoughts.

Actively reject and eject any and every thought of what you don’t want from your mind. Give zero energy (fertilizer) to the undesirable – it may in fact exist at this moment in time but that doesn’t mean you have to give energy to it.

Instead, as you say your affirmation, IMAGINE yourself actually having, doing, being the good that you desire…IMAGINE yourself actively engaged with, in operation with, performing with, and using the good you desire even as you say your affirmation. In this way, you put good energy (fertilizer) into what you do want.

Bottom line, when you holistically think, talk, and act according to the principles set forth in the Bible, you’ll find that your life is a series of movements “from glory to glory”. This doesn’t mean there won’t be times of hardship and suffering – there will be. But, even in these times, we know that a greater victory is in the making.


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How To Get Out Of Debt (And How To Stay Out Of Debt)

I frequently get emails much like this one:

Hello Millionaires For Jesus,

Without going into specifics, I need financial assistance. Before I can become a “Millionaire for Jesus” I need guidance on how to get out of debt. I am not looking for a handout. I need specific guidance to get out of specific debt until I can have controllable debt. Please advise.


Before I describe the process of eliminating debt, I first need to make sure you are fully AWARE of a certain choice you’ve already made – one that you may not have even been aware that you made it. The choice was to:

  1. Operate on credit (easy on the front-end, painful on the back-end)
  2. Operate on cash (can be unpleasant on the front-end, easy on the back-end)

This is a significant CHOICE to make – this is a WAY OF LIVING choice – a choice that will impact you for the rest of your life with far-reaching consequences.

Also, this is a choice that everyone makes no matter what level of income they have.

It’s a choice one makes to:

  1. Get immediate gratification and forgo greater future enjoyment
  2. Forgo immediate gratification and gain greater future enjoyment

Somewhere along the way, a person DECIDES which way they are going to live and operate.

After that, they just habitually live and operate that way.

Here’s the thing, nobody ever stops wanting. If a person wants ABC, as soon as they get ABC, they’ll begin to want DEF. As soon as they have DEF, they’ll want GHI.

So, when a person operates on credit, they can quickly and easily get ABC.

But, the price that MUST be paid in order to get ABC now is to pay two to three times more for it on the back-end over what ABC would have cost if bought with cash up-front.

And, because they are paying for ABC twice or three times, that makes it more difficult for them to get DEF.

And, if they do manage to somehow get DEF, they have now indebted themselves to the point they’ll never be able to get or enjoy GHI because they’re struggling just to get ABC and DEF paid off.

Here’s an example you can check out for yourself: a $200,000 home with a 30-year, 8% interest mortgage will end up costing more than $515,000.

When you look at this truth, you can realize that you aren’t paying 8% interest. In reality, you’re paying almost 200% interest.

How wise is that?

(Approximately 1/3 of a mortgage pays for the home and approximately 2/3 of the mortgage pays interest – that equals 200% interest. But of course, lending companies know that if they positioned their business in its true light, far fewer people would borrow. And so, they use an “amortized” approach so they can tell you that you are borrowing at “8%”.)

If you were to walk up to the average person and ask them if they would trade you one of their $5 bills for two of your $1 bills you know they’d say, “No!”

And yet, the average person frequently makes this same kind of foolish exchange with far bigger numbers that have far more negative and severe impacts on their lives.

In Luke 14:28, Jesus speaks of “counting the cost”. If up to this point, you have not consciously made it your way of living to count the current cost compared to the future cost, it would be wise for you to begin to do so.

At this point, you may be thinking to yourself, “But, I have to have a home. And, there’s no way I can pay cash for it given my current means. What am I supposed to do?

The answer is that you DON’T buy a $200,000 house with a 30-year mortgage. Instead, you buy a $75,000 house with a 10 or 15-year mortgage. Your interest rate will be lower and the payment amount is one that you can much more easily afford to pay. From there, you pay as much as you can towards the principle loan amount and you make as many IMPROVEMENTS TO THE HOME as you can. With appropriate improvements, in one to three years you should be able to easily sell the home for a nice $10,000 – $30,000 profit.

Then, you take this profit and roll it into another $75,000 house – except this time, you have a smaller mortgage. In 10 years or less (usually less), you can work your way all the way up to the same $200,000 home that I gave in the example above – except you’ll be able to pay cash for it.

Think of that, paying cash for your $200,000 dollar home in 10 years while all your friends will be into their retirement years before they get theirs paid off.

Yes, your friends may laugh at you early on for buying a $75,000 “fixer-upper”. But at the end, you’ll be the one laughing, not them. And, as the old saying goes, “He who laughs last, laughs best.

While your friends are struggling with their debt, your dealing with how to best invest that extra $315,000 THAT YOU HAVE that they are giving away to someone else.

You’re making YOU RICH.

They’re making SOMEONE ELSE RICH.

Which model do you like better?

Let me shift the topic a bit…

People often ask me if debt is ever appropriate. In my opinion, unless a debt is a carefully calculated business investment – meaning the “cost” of the money is “calculatably”, logically, and real-worldly (think Murphy’s Law) less than the return on the use of the money, it should be avoided.

Even when the cost of money is less than the return, it is my viewpoint to look for alternative approaches and means besides using debt.


Because I value my FREEDOM. And, when I owe someone, I am REQUIRED to make considerations, choices, and decisions that I otherwise would not make! Specifically, I choose to serve God rather than man.

However you choose to look at it, what I can for sure say is thatANY DEBT THAT DOES NOT MAKE YOU MONEY IS BAD FOR YOUR FINANCIAL HEALTH.

Here’s something else for you to keep in mind…

You don’t deal with darkness by “fighting” with darkness. Instead, you focus on creating light and the darkness disappears. Similarly, you don’t deal with coldness by “fighting” with it. Rather, you create heat and the coldness goes away.

I say this to point out that although I’m about to give you a process to eliminate debt, at some point you don’t so much deal with the debt as much as you focus on creating wealth – and if you operate as God would have you operate according to the Bible – the debt just “goes away” and wealth is left in place.

In some cases, the amount of debt can be so LARGE that a person can quite literally never be able to “pay it off” via normal means. In this case, the ONLY solution is to devote all of your God-given creative ability towards creating a LARGER amount of money – one that will not only take care of the debt but also leave you an overage that can be used to create additional wealth.

Lastly, remember that no one gets into a bad debt position overnight and no one gets out of it overnight. Becoming debt-free is a process of discipline and time. And, these two are inversely related – the more disciplined you are, the less time that’s needed. Conversely, the less disciplined you are, the more time that’s needed to eliminate the debt.

Think of it this way, to bring about anything good requires a “gestation period”. And usually, that gestation period isn’t the most comfortable experience (just ask any pregnant woman). But, when the good has “birthed”, you forget all about the unpleasantness of gestation for the joy of the good that has been born. (John 16:21)

Now, here’s a proven process for getting out of debt:

  1. From this point forward you do NOT buy anything unless you can pay cash for it. If you do not have the cash for it, you do not buy it, do it, or go there.
  2. List out each of your debts – from the smallest, most trivial item all the way up to your biggest items such as your mortgage – with their respective balance owed, interest rate, monthly payment amount, and number of payments remaining. From this information, sort your debts in an intelligent pay off order. (Usually, it makes the most sense to put those debts that have the smallest number of payments remaining at the top and those with the greatest number of payments remaining at the bottom.)
  3. For the debt that is at the top of the list, you pay AS MUCH AS YOU CAN POSSIBLY PAY on that debt each month and the absolute minimum payment on EVERYTHING ELSE.
  4. Once you have paid off the first debt, you then take what you were paying on the first debt and add that amount to what you’re paying on the second debt – the second debt now being the primary target of elimination. Again, you continue to pay the absolute minimum payment on everything else that’s lower on the list. (This is where most people dig themselves into a deeper hole – once they pay off a debt, they go get their “next toy” and take on another, usually bigger debt.)
  5. Once debt number two is paid off, then the payment amount that WAS going towards the first debt PLUS the payment amount that WAS going towards the second debt now gets added to the minimum payment of debt number three. As you can see, what you’re doing is doubling, tripling, quadrupling, etc the payment you’re making on each successive debt. The net result is that the debt elimination starts out slow but quickly gains speed and momentum with the payoff of each debt.
  6. You continue this simple process until your every debt is gone. By zealously following this process, a family can take 30+ years of debt – including their mortgage – and pay all of it off in less than 10 years.
  7. Once all debts are eliminated, you take the monthly payment that was going towards debt and you start paying that amount into your very own wealth-building account. Because of the amount of these payments you can begin accruing wealth quite quickly.

At this point, I want you to take a moment and consider the difference between the person who has followed this debt-elimination process and the person I described above who avoided debt as much as possible. The Lord willing, they’re both going to pass through the 10 years. The difference is their position at the end of the 10 years.

The person who has USED debt extensively must use the 10 years to build OTHER PEOPLES wealth. In contrast, the person who has AVOIDED debt as much as possible can begin building his or her own wealth almost immediately.

Now, let me address a common problem… If you’re having a hard time paying all of your bills, consider these points:

  1. DO put smart thought into a plan and then take decisive action. As an example, it makes NO sense to “hole up in your house” and “hide from the world” if you’re headed for foreclosure. Not only does it not make any sense, it’s just plain dumb to set there until the sheriff’s deputy shows up to evict you. Even if the only plan you can come up with is to sell the house, at least you’re doing something to move yourself into a more positive position.
  2. DO communicate frequently, firmly, and professionally with creditors. Explain to them what your current plans and actions are. Explain to them all the things that you are doing to rectify the problem. Reassure them that you WILL pay them everything you owe them. To avoid communicating with creditors is to make the problem WORSE. For example, it’s not wise to avoid a creditor until he or she finally sues you for wage garnishment of the debt PLUS court costs and legal fees.
  3. Ask creditors if they can restructure or rewrite the debt so that you have lower payments. Of course, this will result in a higher interest rate and a longer payoff term but at least you give yourself some breathing room and the space to get back up on your feet where you can pay what you owe.
  4. DO seriously consider liquidating everything that you possibly can. Sometimes the best solution is to set your ego and emotional attachments aside, sell your house, sell your cars, sell your boat, sell your whatever, and rent a small place until you can get back on your feet. Rather than view this as embarrassing and humiliating, view it as an adventure that didn’t work out so well and now you are embarking on a new adventure.

As a last resort, you can consider seeking assistance from:

  1. Credit counselors – These people will analyze your situation, make recommendations, and will even call creditors on your behalf and get them to agree to extended payment terms. Usually, in this model you pay one payment to the credit counselor’s agency and they disburse payments to the various creditors. Of course, there is a fee for the credit counselor’s agency to do all of this for you. Also, just so you are aware, the fact that you’ve sought assistance from a credit counselor will show up on your credit report.
  2. Loan consolidators – These are private businesses who lend you money so that you can pay off all of your debts and then you owe just one creditor – the new lender. Unfortunately, if your situation is in too big of a mess (i.e. your credit is too bad), you may not qualify for the loan. Also, watch out for prepayment penalties. These types of companies usually make their money by getting you to agree to a long-term payment plan at a high interest rate – and they’re not interested in you “taking money out of their pocket” by paying your loan off early.

WARNING: Carefully and prayerfully evaluate any third-party solutions as there ARE those who are scammers and con-artists looking to take as much money from you as they can and then “disappear”. Be particularly cautious when the word “free” is used.

Now, there’s one more thing I feel obligated to tell you…

The “world’s” system is your financial enemy. Society’s financial messages are NOT for your good.

Consider the Visa advertisements that play adrenalin-pumping music as hordes of people use their credit card. And then, one lone guy pulls out his wallet and attempts to pay with cash. Immediately, the music stops and the hordes of people place their look of disapproval upon the one guy (click here for an example).

This message of “buy on credit” is hammered into millions of people’s heads every night…

Yes, they make it look fun and yes they cover it up with the guise that it’s “faster” and “safer”…

Yes, these hordes of people buying on credit are the 95% of the population who die dead-broke…

Yes, these hordes of people never get to enjoy time-freedom and financial independence…

They are another man’s servant…

Money is their master…for they never learned to master money…

They spent their life dancing to the beat of the wrong drum…

Consider the words of Solomon in Proverbs 28:22, “He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

With this verse in mind, ask yourself this question; “Is the use of credit anything more than just another way to hurry up and be rich?

Isn’t it true that the use of credit is nothing more than the desire to “live rich” and “be rich” now rather than later?

Consider another verse found in Proverbs 13:11, “Wealth gotten by vanity (debt) shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

Going back to the choice I mentioned at the beginning…

“The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” – Proverbs 22:7

Do you now choose to operate with cash only and be rich? Or, do you choose to operate on credit and be a servant?

Here’s God’s will for your life… “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another” – Romans 13:8

Take these words to God in prayer and ask Him to lead you into all truth.


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Wanting a Blessing While Cursing Everything…

Have you ever noticed…

When you’re attending a church service, it’s EASY to BLESS the Lord and to thank Him for His many blessings…

But, from the time you step outside your church’s doors until the time you step back inside them, it’s EASY to CURSE everything in your life?

Nobody means to…

Often, people don’t even realize they’re doing it…

They gripe about ________.

They complain about ________.

They’re unhappy about ________ and they tell everyone so.

You’ve heard them…

Maybe, you’ve heard yourself…

“That stupid ________ never works. I hate that thing!”

“That neighbor of ours is such an idiot. He’s going to mess around and tear up our ________.”

“You kids haven’t got a brain in your head do you? All you know how to do is destroy ________.”

“My boss thinks his sole purpose in life is to make my life miserable!”

“Come on you piece of junk car, start!”

“This economy is killing my business!”

“One more down-slide on my stocks and I’m going to be ruined!”

“I can’t get rid of this headache!”

As Jesus told Saul (Paul) in Acts 9:5, “It’s hard for thee to kick against the pricks”.

As it pertains to you and I…

It’s hard for us to attract blessings into our life if we are actively cursing – no matter how hard or soft – no matter how direct or indirect – everything that’s currently in our experience.

Let’s make a change. Let’s do this instead…

Let’s bless everybody and everything for good – both in church and out of church.

Remember, “ALL things work together FOR GOOD to them that love God”.

You love God, right?

That means that no matter how things “appear” in your experience, you can KNOW that it’s a “package of GOOD” specially-prepared by God for YOU.

So, if you can go ahead and BLESS EVERYTHING in your experience, that good can get to you – faster.


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When This Happens, Which Way Do You Go?

It can be one of the hardest changes you’ll ever make in yourself…

…the ability to consistently focus on and be grateful for what you do have and what you can do…

…in the midst of so many things that you don’t have, don’t want, and can’t do.

And yet, it’s one of the most critically-important personal changes you’ll ever make.

Let a problem in some area of your life crop up – one that’s big enough to generate emotions within you – be it a financial problem, a relationship problem, a health problem, or any other kind of problem…

And what do you do?

Really, what do you do?

Unsuccessful people tend to promptly forget about all the so many things that ARE good and right in their life and they put all of their focus and energy into feeling bad about the problem that has arisen. And, they tend to stay in this state as long as they possibly can.

You do realize that what you focus on is what you’re believing for more of, don’t you?

That’s why, when a problem crops up in successful people’s lives, they CONSCIOUSLY and IMMEDIATELY begin to focus all of their attention and energy into being grateful for all the things that are right and that are good.

Then, they begin to express their gratefulness for all the options they have. Or, if they can’t yet see any options, then they begin to express their gratefulness for the excellent options that are sure to show up and the wonderful goodness that is certain to come out of this situation…

…which leads them on to curiously imagining and wondering just how many good things could possibly arise from this circumstance they find themselves in and exactly what those good things might be.

Do you see the difference?

One “goes” to the bad and the other “goes” to the good.

Doesn’t that make it blatantly obvious why successful people get far better outcomes in life than do unsuccessful people?

More importantly, can you make the shift in your thinking-focus? Even when it looks bad? Even when emotionally, it hurts?

It’ll make a hugely positive difference in your entire life if you can.


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Concerning Your Predominant Thoughts…

Have you ever paused to consider what God thinks of your predominant thoughts?

That’s kind of important because the more negative, sour-minded, and unsuccessful a person is, the less attention they pay to what kinds of thoughts they have.

Conversely, the more successful a person is, the more carefully they monitor their thoughts to keep them positive.

Now, let me ask you this… Are you aware that God gets angry at people who have a negative mindset?

You can see that this is true for yourself in Deuteronomy 1:34 which says, “And the LORD heard the VOICE of your words, and was WROTH”.

Hmmm….the VOICE of your words…now, isn’t that interesting…

When we back up a few verses to Deuteronomy 1:27, we can read this, “And ye MURMURED in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.

The simple truth is, the people in this story were in a situation that THEY PERCEIVED AND INTERPRETED as difficult, unpleasant, and undesirable – and they began to think and talk negative about it.

What about you?

How do you start thinking and talking – both in private and in public – when you come face to face with a situation that you perceive and interpret as difficult, unpleasant, and undesirable?

Have you not yet learned that when you face something that you perceive and interpret as difficult, unpleasant, and undesirable, it’s because God has custom-built a personal growth plan for you – one that has important lessons and truths that He wants you to gain so that He can better glorify His name through you and bless and prosper you in the process?

That IS what God’s doing, you know.

Remember, watch what you think and say because the VOICE of your thoughts and words matters to God…He prefers you have the positive ones!


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When God Sent Our Savior…

On that first Christmas, God sent His angels to announce the arrival of our infant Savior. At that same time, He had them remind you and me of His ever-consistent perspective towards us…

We can read it in Luke 2:14, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

All glory belongs to God.

Of course, you realize that God blessed you with all that innate talent, potential, and possibility that you have just so you could become the person, acquire the resources, and do the things that enable you to give Him glory in a way that’s unique to you – unlike what anyone else could possibly give Him.

It’s wise to always remember that.

And, God has even more He wishes to tell you…

He wants you to have peace. He wants you to have happiness. He wants you to have fulfillment. He wants you to have good relationships. He wants you to be in good health. He wants you to enjoy the goodness and fullness of life. He wants you to abound to every good work. He wants you to be in right-standing with Him through Jesus Christ. He wants all this because He wants peace for you.

It’s wise to remember that too.

There was one more especially important thing…

God wants to expressly, specifically, and directly point out that He has only good intentions for you – that His thoughts towards you and His workings in your life are all for good will towards you.

Sometimes, it doesn’t seem that way, does it?

Maybe you’ve experienced bitter disappointment in 2007. Maybe you prayed for and expected a certain thing – but you didn’t get it.

I MUST tell you…hold to your faith in God. All disappointments, setbacks, and failures are false illusions – a mirage if you will.

Yes, I know, when you’re beholding an illusion, it certainly seems real enough. But, as you go forward in faith, you’ll begin to see it disappear so that you can experience the reality and the truth of God’s goodness.

So again, go on in faith.

What if you still don’t receive it?

That’s when you let a HUGE smile break out on your face because the truth is, if you do not receive what you want, it’s because God has something so much better for you.

Sooner or later, you’ll come to see that the disappointments, setbacks, and failures were simply a prelude to a great victory or a great success in your life.

That’s why when things go awry, when things unexplainably fall apart, when it seems almost as if God Himself is working against you, do not be disappointed or upset. Do not begin to doubt God or question His goodness towards you.

Instead, give thanks to God for overriding your desires – for causing you to realize that your desires need to be bigger and grander – for His wanting a larger, more wonderful thing for you.

And then, when the goodness that God has for you shows up, you’ll be so happy that you DIDN’T get what you originally wished for.

You may not believe me right now. But, you’re about to find out for yourself that what I’m telling you is true.

One wise old gentleman looking back over the course of his life had this to say, “I thank God for every prayer He answered. I also thank Him for every prayer He DIDN’T answer because the ones He didn’t answer spared me from unforeseen trouble and grief.”

My friend, I sincerely wish you the happiest of Christmases. Also, I pray that 2008 will be your best year ever.


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On the subject of useful perspectives…

Today, a person asked me the question, “Do you think that everyone has the same opportunities that you have had?” And then, indirectly, they asked me, “Do you think that everyone gets the same lucky breaks that you get?

I have to tell you… I’m always amazed at how strongly unsuccessful people believe that they get only the “UNlucky breaks” while simultaneously assuming that successful people must be successful because they get only the “lucky breaks”.

I’m fascinated by how they think that successful people have had it so easy and so good that they have no clue what it’s like in the “real” world for “normal” (i.e. unsuccessful) people.

In the Bible we find that it rains on the just and on the unjust.

In like fashion, lucky breaks AND UNlucky breaks happen to EVERYBODY!

That’s the simple, unvarnished truth.

What separates the successful from the unsuccessful is HOW they THINK about and WHAT they DO with BOTH the lucky and the UNlucky breaks.

In fact, having spent a lot of time with both successful and unsuccessful people my observation is that successful people have almost always went through far worse circumstances and situations than have unsuccessful people.

You don’t believe me?

While one’s level of money is certainly no gauge of whether they are successful or not, it will serve to illustrate my point. Go do a little background research on the Forbes 400 wealthiest people in America and you’ll find that most of them have been through gut-wrenching, heart-breaking circumstances that would cause many people to have a nervous meltdown.

And yet, when you listen to these people talk, you’d think they’d never had a bad break in their life – that everything was perfect and rosy for them…


That’s a part of why they’re so successful.

And, when you listen to the unsuccessful person talk, they tell you about how hard they’ve worked and how certain bad things have happened to them and how much they “deserve” a break…


That’s a part of why they’re so unsuccessful.

It’s a matter of perception…

Do you realize how critically important your perspective is?

The person who asked me the questions I quoted above also pointed out to me EXACTLY how many lending companies have gone out of business in the last year and how so many builders are going under and how no one is building homes. Their PERSPECTIVE was one that MATCHED and MIRRORED what they see, read, and hear in the news media.

In contrast, in a separate conversation with a successful person, he was talking about how much building he has going on and how he can’t even keep up with the demand and how he’s back-logged for easily the next year.

Incidentally, this person does NOT live in a “hot-bed”, “growth” area. He just does a really good job of marketing, sales, and customer service. When customers deal with him, they GET VALUE!

And, when I asked him of his opinion of all the bad news being broadcasted by the media, he told me, “I feel for those people who are going through all that stuff…but I myself don’t pay much attention to the news anymore…I used to…and when I did, my business would inevitably suffer. Now, I choose not to listen to all that and instead, I stay focused on doing all the simple, basic, and important things that I know I should be doing. And you know what? As I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing, my outcomes are 180 degrees opposite that being broadcasted in the news.

Friends, that’s POWERFUL!

That’s a USEFUL perspective, don’t you think?


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Here’s Your World News Report…

There’s something I need to tell you…

The spiritual realm is important. It’s wonderful to enjoy a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Did you know that God has prepared other realms for you to enjoy besides that?

Contrary to what you see on television, hear on the radio, read in the newspaper, or hear from people around you…

The earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. (Psalms 33:5)”

Opportunity, abundance, wealth, riches, happiness, peace, loving relationships, wonderful friends, all of THE GOOD STUFF – it’s ALL there.

You may be asking, “Why did God create all this good stuff?”

You make me smile…


(If that’s not enough emphasis for you, then hear it in the words of a little kid; “It’s for you, dum-dum!”)

Maybe you’re feeling a little “poor” in all of this goodness. If so, I have some good news for you…

Thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor. (Psalms 68:10)”

Yes, all that other negative, nasty, yucky, unhappy stuff exists too…

It’s there for you to enjoy if that’s the sort of thing you enjoy…and many seemingly do since that’s what they devote all their time, attention, and energy to.

But what of the good stuff could you begin to enjoy right now? What of the goodness and fullness of life that God has created – just for you – could you begin to plan for its’ soon enjoyment?


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If Fear Is Blocking You From The Good You Want…

So many people let fear of the “unknown” block them from the good that God has for them.

It’s unknown to them what will happen to them if they risk putting a little of themselves on the line for greater success. And so, they let themselves be blocked from the good they want.

It’s unknown what other people might say or do. And so, they let themselves be blocked from the good they want.

It’s unknown what they might have to do without for a little while or what hardship they may have to endure to enjoy greater rewards. And so, they let themselves be blocked from the good they want.

It’s unknown what the economy is going to do. And so, they let themselves be blocked from the good they want.

It’s unknown to them what…the list could go on forever.

Here’s what I want you to understand…

By recognizing that your fear is of the UNKNOWN, your fear becomes a KNOWN – which is all you need to know in order to break fears power over you.

See, by the simple act of noticing that you fear something unknown, you give yourself the ability to disassociate from it. If you’re able to notice it, you are able to separate yourself from it.

And, fear is not of God. Therefore, it’s not to be of you. Notice your fear. Disassociate from it. Move forward in faith.

Move forward trusting and knowing that God is a good God and that he has good intentions towards you and wonderful blessings that He is arranging for you to receive as time goes forward.

By the way, watch out for worry too.

Your imagination is just one of the many wonderful tools that God gave you to do good with – both for yourself and for others. Worry is what happens when you use this tool inappropriately to create, invent, and make up stuff to be in fear of.

Worry is another one of those things you can notice. And again, when you notice it, you can separate yourself from it. You can stop doing it. Then, you can begin to do something good with it – like God intended for you to do.

And, after you dissassociate and separate yourself from fear and worry, remember this: “The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear (Hebrews 13:6)” and this: “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. (Psalms 118:6)”.


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Positive Thinking Is NOT Enough…


Those thoughts that are good and wholesome and beneficial for both yourself and others are positive.

All other thoughts are negative and should be eradicated from your mind.

Positive thinking is good.

Positive thinking is important.

Positive thinking is NOT enough.

To be wealthy, you need more…

You need a focused, no time for distractions, all waste of any kind must be eliminated, action-oriented, get started, get finished, get it packaged, tell everyone about it, sell it to everyone, successful-outcome expected kind of thinking.

WHAT you think is important.

HOW you think is even more important.

Remember, DOING something USEFUL with positive thoughts is more meaningful than just having positive thoughts.


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How To Bring The Impossible Into Your Possession…

Consider what God tells you in this verse:

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.” — Psalms 2:8

Now, apply this verse to yourself like this:

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the [SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE] for thy possession.

What EXACTLY is it that’s seemingly impossible that you would like to have in your possession?

You do know that “with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26)” don’t you?

Can you really, truly, fully ACCEPT and RECEIVE and BELIEVE that?

It’s important that you be able to because Jesus said, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. (Mark 9:23)”

From there, there are some things that YOU can and should do. Jesus sums it up nicely in Matthew 7:7-8:

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

So, after you ask for the seemingly impossible, you can go ahead and do the seeking and the knocking that God wills for you to do. You’ll be a better person for the doing of it.

And beyond that, well, God will take care of all that. Jesus tells us that too: “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. (Luke 18:27)”

My friend, all is well and all grows better.

Have you ever thought about how good you’ve become at feeling and experiencing turmoil and struggle and frustration over how DISTANT and IMPOSSIBLE that which you want seems?

Did you know that you could become just as good at feeling faith and experiencing success just by applying the simple ASK formula of Asking, Seeking, Knocking?


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Can Rich People Go To Heaven?

The following question came from a reader:

“Can a Christian be wealthy? What about it being easier for the camel going through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God? That scares me a lot!”

This concern is one that many church-goers share.

Interestingly, I’ve found that it’s not a concern for Bible-readers – those who study out the Bible for themselves seeking to personally know God as He describes Himself in His Word.

As an aside, one of the most succinct settings of scriptures I’ve found that describes the overall nature of God can be found in Job 22:21-30. Go read it for yourself and let God talk to your heart.

Now, let me address this “eye of a needle” question…

If you study this out historically, you’ll find that a “needle” was a small opening in the sides of a walled or fenced city. It was designed to give people a convenient way in and out of the city without having to go all the way around to a main gate.

However, because this represented a “security breach” these openings were made smaller so that they could be easily defended in the event an enemy attacked. Because these openings were smaller, a camel had to get down on its knees in order to get through the opening.

So in fact, Christ gave a great analogy for how most people deal with and react to money. Let me restate what Christ was saying like this:

“It’s easier for a camel to get down on its knees and crawl through a small hole than it is for most people to overcome the temptation and desire to lift themselves up rather than God and money is the best way they know to lift themselves up – because to them, money is power, recognition, and attention.”

This reveals the real question…

“Where do you want the power to go?”

If you are the kind of person who wants to bring power to yourself, then for you, money IS bad.

Or, more accurately, you’ve not yet really sold out to Christ because Galatians 5:24-26 says:

“And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”

Think about those scriptures. Can you see a person who is living their life according to these scriptures having a problem with money?

I don’t think so!

In Psalms 62:11, we read that “power belongeth unto God“. The person who is sold out to Christ WANTS to give power, glory, honor, praise, thanksgiving, and increase to God.

But a funny thing happens when you really sell out and give all to God…

If you’ll consider the rest of the scriptures about the “camel” and the “eye of the needle” (Matthew 19 and Mark 10), you’ll see that Jesus goes on to tell the audience that those who do “forsake riches” will be given 100 times more riches in this world and life everlasting.

What does that mean?

It means that it takes Faith in God to become a Millionaire for Jesus – someone who has the financial ability and time freedom to be a servant in God’s Kingdom – and God always rewards faith both financially and spiritually. (Go read through the the Bible if you don’t believe me.)

On the other hand, it takes no faith to be poor – just go with the flow and you’ll be poor.

Hebrews 11 lets us know that “without faith it is impossible to please him [God]“. Jesus asked this question in Luke 18:8:

“when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”

The other thing that’s interesting about this camel story is that Christ was talking to wealthy people – and you can tell that from the response they give him and the follow-up conversation that ensues. If they had been poor people, their response would have been quite different.

You see, contrary to popular opinion, most of the disciples were wealthy men. If you look at Peter and his brothers, you’ll find that they were business owners. They were ship owners. They didn’t own log rafts or little row boats. They owned ships. Ships have always been something that only extremely wealthy people have the means to own.

As a different example, consider at Christ’s crucifixion he had on a set of clothes that were so nice the soldiers drew lots for it. Now, if he had been wearing a “poor” persons clothes, do you think these soldiers would have wanted them? Of course not! In today’s terms, Christ had on the equivalent of an Armani suit and the soldiers recognized its value and wanted to keep it.

Now, consider this… In Luke 16:13, we read, “Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” It is my observation that many people think they are serving God when in fact, they are serving “mammon” (money).

Why do I say this?

I say this because I continue to see people who are financially BOUND to their job. They don’t make decisions based on what God’s will is or what God’s purpose is for their life. They make their decisions based on money – usually their lack thereof.

So I ask you, if you are making virtually all of your decisions based on money, who are you serving?

The fact is, if God were to speak to most people and ask them to go do such and such, they couldn’t do it because they are financially obligated and bound.

Let me wrap this up…

According to the Bible, money IS a good thing and God wants to give it to us if we’ll use it as a tool to love people and to build up and expand His Kingdom. And, while we are doing these “good works”, God in turn gives us the goodness and fullness of life to enjoy.

There are many, many different scriptures I could use to back up what I just said but for the sake of space, I’ll only use one – 1 Timothy 6:17-19 which says:

“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”

One last question for you…

Based on these scriptures here in 1 Timothy, how are you going to lay up store for yourself a good foundation so that you can lay hold on eternal life if you don’t have money?

I’m not at all saying you have to have money to be saved. But, I am saying that being involved in good works does require money – and the more money you have, the more good works you can be involved in.

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It Was So Frustrating! It Was So Perfect! If You Only Knew…

Have you ever felt like the path of life was “one step forward and two steps backwards”?

Have you ever experienced frustration over what you thought was a “lucky break” but later, it just didn’t “pan out”?

Have you ever found yourself discouraged and even despondent because your achievements and accomplishments were far less than what you wanted and dreamed of?

Have you ever started a job or a business and thought, “This is the one! This is the one that’s going to get me over the top.” Eventually, in disappointment, you realized it wasn’t the one.

If you said yes to any of the above, then hear the Word of the Lord:

For the LORD our God, he it is that brought us up … and … did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed” — Joshua 24:17

As you read the previous verse, did you see what God is doing FOR YOU as you walk the path of life and as you cross paths with people?

Did you see that God is:

  • Growing, developing, grooming, and mentoring YOU
  • Doing great things in your life – that you may not even fully realize or recognize yet
  • Preserving you because he has blessings and a purpose for YOU

I’m not done yet.

It gets even better.

My friend, God is building, developing, and preparing you for so much good – both the giving and the receiving of good – and like a small child doesn’t yet understand the good that its parents are doing for it, you don’t yet understand the good that God is doing for you.

But, understand this: God is making your way perfect. Right at this moment in time, you may not feel like that’s true. But, I assure you it absolutely is true because the Bible tells us:

God is my strength and power: And he maketh my way perfect.” — 2 Samuel 22:33

It’s all good. Everything that happens is for good. Go inside yourself and realize with ever fiber of your being that as sure as you move, breathe, and have your being in God, it’s just as sure that He’s making your way more and more perfect.

One last thing…

What would happen if you were to let go of those feelings of frustration and disappointment and trade them for faith, trust, and confidence in God to take everything that’s happened in your life – both good and bad – and turn it into greater and greater good?

What if you made this trade and faith, trust, and confidence in God became your new mode of operation?
It’s incredibly simple. It’s incredibly hard. It’s surrendering to God.

Could you?

Would you?



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Avoid the Fade-Out to Failure…

I’ve come to learn that rarely is it a cataclysmic blow-up that knocks people off the road to success. No, it’s something much softer and subtler. I’ve watched it happen over and over…

A person interested in greater success knows they need to do certain things in a certain way. So, they begin their journey towards success by doing them.

Sooner or later, they experience resistance. Eventually, they experience a bit of failure – those things that don’t work. Along the way, they experience a few embarrassing hits to their ego. And of course, they experience the setbacks and the hardships that pave the way to greater success.

And, it’s not very much fun.

They know about successes’ requirement for persistence and growth – and certainly, they want the greater success – but it’s just that the bumps along the road to success aren’t very enjoyable.

Then, it happened in a gradual sort of way (usually), they started doing less and less of what they knew they should be doing. The procrastination set in. The busy-work started. More research was needed. Things started stalling out. Eventually, they just gave up.

The odd thing was, in the big scheme of things, none of the bumps in the road – the difficulties, obstacles, and of course, the disciplines – none of them were THAT BAD! It wasn’t like every time they did what they were supposed to do they lost a hand or a leg. It was just that it wasn’t fun, they didn’t enjoy it, and because of that simple lack of enjoyment, they allowed (i.e. drove) themselves off into the ditch. They quit!

Of course, those who become Millionaires For Jesus take a very different approach. One of the very best articulations of this different approach came from the great boxer Muhammad Ali who once stated:

“I hated every minute of training. But I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

And that’s what he did.

Could you do it?

Could you free yourself – for the requisite time – to put up with a few things that you don’t enjoy in order to become a Millionaire For Jesus?

Could you avoid the fade-out to failure?


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Did You “Inadvertently” Miss Your Success-Step?

Over and over, I hear people blaming “catastrophe” as the reason they’re not successful.

Huge mistake!

Every single bad, negative, undesirable, unwanted event that has ever happened in your life is a stepping stone to your success.

Those bad things that happen contain in them the strength and the education you need to achieve, to accomplish, to be, to do, to have.

Listen to successful people tell their stories of how they got started. Go read the biographies and autobiographies of successful people. What you’ll discover is that their success was almost always born out unfavorable circumstances.

It’s the same with you.

Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computer has an estimated net worth of $4.4 Billion (according to Forbes). Read about Steve’s background and his life catastrophe’s by reading this: Steve Jobs Commencement Speech. As you read, ask yourself this question, “Prior to his spectacular successes, would I have wanted to trade places with Steve?”

What matters is where you’re going. Those unwanted events that have occurred (or are occurring) in your life are what you needed (or need) to get you where you’re going. They’re exactly the blessing you need so that you can now become a Millionaire For Jesus.


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When you consider the whole, you’ve got a lot to be thankful for…

You know, most people generally categorize their lives into 5 categories:

  1. Financial
  2. Health
  3. Intellectual
  4. Relationships
  5. Spiritual

Now, consider this. If you are like the majority of people, you would like for things to be different in 1 or 2 of these categories…

…and it’s so easy to place a lot of NEGATIVE emphasis on these 1 or 2 areas…

…and totally forget how GOOD things are in the other 3 or 4 categories of your life.

But, if you think about it:

  1. No matter what your financial status is right now, you HAVE the ability to CREATE new money or more money as you go forward.
  2. Related to health, you HAVE a body that God has designed to repair, restore, regenerate, and renew itself – so that you can HAVE complete health as you go forward.
  3. Regardless of who you are, you HAVE certain knowledge and understanding and you HAVE the ability to experience the joy of learning as you go forward.
  4. Whether you have the best or the worst relationships, you HAVE the ability to CREATE wonderful, loving, happy relationships of harmony, unity, respect, and helpfulness as you go forward.
  5. Even if your spiritual life is in shambles, you HAVE forgiveness of sins and reconciliation to God through Jesus Christ so that the spiritual part of you can be happy, content, satisfied, and at peace as you go forward.

As you look at all of the things that you HAVE and that you can CREATE as you go forward, do you realize that you have a lot to be thankful for?

So, going back to those 1 or 2 areas that you wish were different, just remember that they are temporary situations and that soon, they too will be much, much better.


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If God’s So Good, Why All The Debt, Poverty, And Bad Things?

Over and over people come to my website and they ask questions like:

  • “How do I break away from just over broke?”
  • “I want to help people but financially, I just can’t.”
  • “Why is it that non-Christians always have plenty of money?”
  • “How do I get out of debt?”
  • “Why do bad things happen to Christians?

To answer these questions, let me first ask you a question.

Have you ever wanted something?

Have you ever found yourself wanting to do, be, or have a certain thing?

Let’s take a closer look at this phenomenon of “WANT”.

Psalms 34:10 – “The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not WANT any GOOD thing.

WANT is another word for LACK.

LACK is not of God.

No matter where you are at or what your situation, it’s not God’s will for you to LACK.

For example, in Deuteronomy 2:7 – “For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.

This makes it clear that even in “wilderness” times in life, we aren’t to lack in any area of our life.

If we look at Exodus 16:35 and Deuteronomy 29:5 we see that during “wilderness” times we may not get to eat exactly what we want, we may have a limited wardrobe, and we may wear the same pair of shoes a little longer than we would like, but we won’t lack the things that we have need of.

Now, let’s consider Deuteronomy 8:9 – “[The promised land,] A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

In this verse, we see that during the “promised land” times of life, we have abundance, we have everything we want, AND, we have unlimited opportunities that we can “dig” into.

Within God’s way, whether times are “good” or times are “bad” we will not lack.

Isn’t that exciting?

So, why do so many Christians find themselves wanting and lacking?

It’s because they aren’t doing things in accordance with God’s Word.

Perhaps King David said it best of all in Psalms 23:1 – “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not WANT.

King David is saying that he absolutely will not allow himself to WANT anything.

That seems kind of strange, doesn’t it? Why would King David not allow himself to WANT anything?

It’s because he understood that the mind has a few funny quirks in the way that it works.

Let’s explore…


Now, carefully and slowly read this statement; “Don’t think of your vehicle sitting outside.

What did you just do?

If you did as I asked you to do, you immediately pictured your car, truck, or whatever you drive sitting out in your driveway, your garage, or a parking lot, didn’t you?

You see, the mind doesn’t have the ability to think in “NOT” or “DON’T” terms.

When you put a “negative” spin in your words and thoughts, it’s like your mind INVERTS it to the exact opposite.

This is exactly what happens when we WANT something. Our mind INVERTS the WANT into a picture of LACK – giving us the exact opposite effect of what we really desire.

Can you see what I’m talking about? Do you hear what I’m saying? Are you getting the feel of what I’m writing about?

So now the question is, how does a person get out of the “wilderness” of WANT and LACK and over into the “promised land” of plenty, abundance, and opportunity?

The answer is by focusing on “HAVING”.

Consider the words of Christ in Matthew 25:29 – “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

This makes it very plain that when our attention and focus is on HAVING, we’ll be given more and we’ll have abundance. But, when our focus is on WANTING, we’re going to lose whatever we’ve gained up to this point.

It’s now quite clear why King David said, “I shall not WANT”, isn’t it?

One of the many variations of the previously quoted scripture and concept is found in Luke 8:18 – “Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.

In this verse, Christ is telling us the same thing as in the previous verse but makes an important distinction, “Take heed therefore how ye hear”.

In other words, of all the information coming to you through your five physical senses, how are you “hearing” the information? How are you thinking about it? How do you “feel” about it?

For many, the information coming in through the senses produces fear, doubt, uncertainty, anxiety, want, lack, and poverty. This isn’t going to give us what we desire, is it? That’s why Christ is telling us to be careful how we hear, think, and feel.

There’s another piece to HAVING that which we desire. In Mark 11:23, we read, “He shall HAVE whatsoever he saith.

Start talking as if you HAVE that which you desire.

I now ask you to mentally “bookmark” and “highlight” this two-word phrase; “Experientially Having”.

Here’s what I want you to get out of this phrase; let go of the “wanting” and start EXPERIENCING the “having” in any way that you can whether MENTALLY, VERBALLY, or PHYSICALLY.

As you find yourself going about your day, remember, “Experientially Having” is YOUR key to all the abundance and success you desire.

And, as you go through day after day remembering to focus on “Experientially Having”, keep in mind that Christ told us that FAITH is like a “seed” (Matthew 17:20).

Whether you see anything yet or not, KNOW that the continuously held process of “Experientially Having” will ABSOLUTELY cause that which you desire to start sprouting roots and growing within God’s HIDDEN SOIL of the Universe and at God’s appointed time, it will BURST OUT into your physical world – YOURS TO FULLY ENJOY.

Then, as you’re enjoying God’s blessings and abundance, be sure to use it to build up and expand the Kingdom of God.


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Funny, How We Get The Time Thing Backwards…

When we are having fun, time flies by. It all happens so fast.

If we aren’t careful, good times will be nothing more than a blur that’s over with before we know it because we didn’t slow down to savor the moment.

Then, someone will ask how it was and we’ll say something like, “It was great”. And they’ll ask back, “What was great about it?” And we can’t really tell them because we were busy flying through it and weren’t really paying attention.

But now, let’s consider the other side of this coin…

When things are bad, when we are going through hard times, when the trials and difficulties of life come our way, it’s like time stops.

We start thinking that it will always be like this. We start believing that it’s forever. We get caught up in the emotions that it will never get better, that we’re forever doomed.

And we don’t even wait for someone to ask, we just start telling everyone we can get to half-way listen how bad it is – in full detail. I mean, we can give more gory details about how bad our situation is than the listener would ever want to hear. When tough times come, it’s amazing how quickly we can develop a full, clear picture of it and how clearly we can articulate it.

Is it just me or are we all crazy for doing this?

Here’s what I suggest…

During those times of goodness and fullness of life that God has for us, let’s slow down time by paying more attention to:

  • The vibrancy of colors
  • The spectrum of sounds
  • The range of feelings
  • The vastness and depth of sights
  • The fabulous tastes of life
  • The amazing smells of renewal, growth, and refreshment

As we experience good times, let’s imagine that we will soon be required to give a complete description of our “good time” to someone who’s never experienced anything like it. Let’s capture every little nuance and every little detail. Let’s become aware and alive. Let’s get the real experience of it. And then let’s share it with someone so that they become inspired to enjoy life more fully too.

Then, when those not-so-pleasant times come, let’s just learn whatever lessons we can glean from them. Let’s grow from them in every way that we can. And, as we’re learning and growing, let’s dismiss all the negative and gory details as insignificant.

In this way, we’ll just let those bad times fly by and slow down those good times so we can fully enjoy them.

What do you think?


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YOU Must Be A Pretty Special Person…

I was thinking of you…

It takes courage to continue walking forward in faith in the face of disappointments and setbacks. You worked so hard. You put so much into it. You gave it all your emotional and physical energy. And then, right before your very eyes, your hopes and dreams were dashed.

It’s at this point that other people develop a strong case of “NOSTALGIA” – but not you. Others start thinking BACKWARDS to what they remember as “good” times when everything was “ok” – but not you.

These other people let their memory build a beautiful picture of the past that becomes irresistible to them – but not you.

“Besides,” they say, “my hopes and dreams didn’t work out anyway, right? Why fight it? It’s too much. It’s too hard. It wears on the nerves.”

And they gave up. They forsook their dreams and went BACKWARDS – but not you.

Only problem was, their memory served them WRONG! Their memory fabricated a false picture of the past. The past wasn’t nearly as great as they remembered it. Even if it was “ok”, God isn’t interested in sitting still. God’s interested in moving forward, onward, upward, to bigger, better, greater, grander, more wonderful things in YOUR life and His Kingdom.

You kept in mind the story found in Numbers chapter 11 where the Children of Israel started talking about how great Egypt was. How they remembered the vegetables but forgot about the slavery, the abuse, and the killing of their children. They started looking BACKWARDS and “the anger of the LORD was greatly kindled” against them.

But you didn’t let yourself do this, did you.

I’m glad you realize that God doesn’t want you looking BACKWARDS.

I’m glad you realize that God has something better for you as you go FORWARD in faith.

Those hopes and dreams that you have? That’s God wanting to express Himself through YOU.

Even in the face of disappointments and setbacks, you realize that God is making you. When those hopes and dreams were dashed, that wasn’t failure. That was God teaching you and making you. You saw that, didn’t you?

For others, when events don’t match up with what they WANT to happen, they tend to start thinking of them in a negative way. They tend to view them as failures – and then they allow their emotions and feelings to take over – and then they start going BACKWARDS.

But you didn’t.

You remembered that God commands us to “walk by faith” and not by our emotions and feelings.

I see that you realize, believe, and accept that everything that is happening in your life is working together for your good.

That’s absolutely amazing! There’s not very many people like you.

I hear you remembering God’s words found in Isaiah 48:17 – “Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.”

And as you remember these words, you threw away your disappointment and discouragement. You said that, “No matter how it may seem or feel, everything in my life is right on plan and on target. It’s all good! God has great things that He’s leading me TOWARDS.”

And now, you’re letting that beautiful smile of yours break out on your face as you realize that it is going to be PROFITABLE for you AND for God.

And, as you think of this, God is looking at you with a heart full of love, with tears of happiness and excitement in His eyes as HE sees ALL the GOOD that HE IS PERFORMING and is going to PERFORM in YOUR life.

I mean WOW! The Almighty God of Heaven and Earth with all His power, might, and creation – and His eye and focus is on making GOOD in YOUR LIFE!

You know, in a lot of ways, you remind me of a man in the Bible… A man named Joseph who went from dreamer, to slave, to convict, to GOVERNOR.

Yes, you must be a pretty special person.


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When You Find Yourself…

When you find yourself not taking action or taking steps towards your goal of becoming a Millionaire For Jesus, you’ve allowed fear and doubt to stop you.

When you find yourself procrastinating on what you really need to be doing – you’re letting fear and doubt stop you.

When you find yourself wasting time on “minor” issues and tasks instead of focusing on the single most important thing you should be doing – you are letting fear and doubt stop you.

When you find yourself starting new things without finishing previously started things that could be finished, you’re letting fear and doubt stop you.

Unsuccessful people rarely even bother to try to get important, meaningful things done. But, when they do start something good, they don’t stick with it.

They are looking for the path of least resistance.

They are looking for what’s easy right now.

Why bother with all the worry, the effort, the frustrations, the setbacks, the disappointments, and the failures. Yes it would be nice to be a Millionaire For Jesus BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT…

Besides the unknown is too scary. Grab a history book off the shelf and look at a few maps that are 500 years and older. Notice that the unknown is always represented by dragons. Like I said, the unknown is too scary.

In contrast, Millionaires For Jesus focus and act on what’s important. They stay the course. They are disciplined. They persist. They don’t quit. They face up to their fears and doubts – and then step into them in faith believing. They keep focused on building up the Kingdom of God no matter what obstacles or setbacks may crop up.

Starting a race doesn’t count. Running the race and finishing the race is what counts. “Ye did run well; who did hinder you?” (Galations 5:7) All too often, the “who” that hinders us is our own selves.

When you allow fear and doubt to stop you, not only do you rob yourself but you also rob God from the Glory He would get from working through you. Will a man rob God?


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