Have you ever wondered if God wants you to be rich? Maybe you think that’s a crazy question to ask! There’s a huge number of people out there who just “accept their lot in life.” They think, “this is the income my family lived on and how I grew up, this is how it will be for the rest of my life.”

When you put that into the perspective of a believer, a LOT of people believe it’s God’s will for them to have a certain income or lack thereof. There’s also a large percentage who think having a high income is directly associated with greed.

Let’s talk about that for a minute, because it’s possible you either have that mindset or never really thought too much about it before. People have such a skewed idea of money and wealth. It always amazes me how people automatically assume wealthy people are greedy people. It’s really sad, because one of the biggest secrets to our financial success is actually the complete opposite of what most people think.

I want to show you a different side of wealth that has completely changed the way I think about money. It is actually what gets me out of bed every morning, the reason I go to work (and it’s not what you think).

See, money is just that – money. It’s not happiness, not love, not safety, not security, not a friend. It IS, however, a tool. It is a very powerful tool. It can control where you live, what you eat and even sometimes who you hang out with.

You can use also it to buy more food and nicer clothes and bigger houses. What is it all for? What does it all mean? How long will that last? How long will you be satisfied with that?

Probably not long. In fact, if that’s the way you choose to spend your money, there’s a good chance you will end up in debt and miserable. How do I know? Because I’ve been there.

I told you I was going to share one of my biggest wealth tips today. It’s very simple, and it’s something I learned after being set free from the greed that plagued me. Because you see, the greed doesn’t come from the money, it comes from the mindset. You could be dirt poor and still greedy for power, affection, attention or a big wad of other things.

When it comes to money you have to see it as a tool and ask what the purpose is. I put purpose to my money. I use money NOT for more stuff, but to impact other people. And here’s what I found: When you have a vision for your money, when you have a purpose for making money, you will make more of it. When you have no vision or purpose for your money, you will see it disappear.

My family and company takes care of thousands of orphans on a monthly basis, as well as widows, the sick, the poor, and those in the sex trade all over the world. That is why I do what I do. Not because I just love doing business training and consulting, or all the other businesses we have. I work and make money so I can take care of more orphans.

When you put purpose to money, you will make more money and be more productive. And why? Because you have a reason for going to work every day. You have a reason for working with diligence and excellence. You have a reason for producing results and increasing your value in the marketplace.

The work you do, whether it’s pushing papers, crunching numbers, teaching, making phone calls, or doing construction, is no longer just about the work. It has purpose.

When you have money, you can use it to impact others. Hans and I know that is the real reason for our wealth, and for years we have used our wealth for that very reason. And you can do the same. You can contribute to communities you care about. You can build wealth that will impact future generations.

When your motivation is not just to make money, but also to truly serve, you will see incredible multiplication – with people, time and money. That is when you will see yourself getting an amazing job, your bosses giving you promotions, and your business taking off. That is when you will see your investments double and triple, your houses sell unexpectedly, and your bank accounts growing. When you WORK and put PURPOSE to money.

I don’t know about your God, but my God wants you to be successful. He doesn’t want you to be stuck in a rut or to settle for a mediocre life. Tell me your purpose for money and work in the comments below and don’t forget to Like and Share this message with your friends!

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In great faith,

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