It’s seems like there’s always been a divide or conflict between money and religion.
As if being rich means that you cannot be righteous. As if a lust for money, means there is no love for God.
I’m not here to teach or preach religion, but I will simply share my personal feelings with you on this particular topic.
As I stated at the beginning, the true measure of your wealth is found in your ability to manifest and create the world around you to fit your vision of what I’ll call, “Your Greatest Life”.
Do you have the means to freely create and design?
It is my firmest belief that God wants each of us to be rich, so that we can experience the incredible gifts that he has created for us.
It’s not about having or not having “things”. It’s about the experience.
I did not buy an Aston Martin or an Audi R8 so I could look cool, or prove my superiority. I bought these toys because I want to experience the absolute best that life has to offer.
And I’ve found that people who have come to understand abundance, feel the same way.
So here’s a little story to help me explain what I’m talking about…
John lived a perfectly average life. He had two loving children. He made around $80,000 per year which he used to provided food, clothing, and a warm home for his family in a typical suburban community, filled with dozens of other families who shared this typical life.
John went to church every week, where he was taught that the pursuit of money and material things was evil, and that he should be a humble servent of God and nothing more.
Every Saturday night, the family would pile into his Honda Accord and they would have a nice $80 dinner once a week at their favorite local restaurant.
And on the way to the restaurant, they would pass by a wealthy gated neighborhood filled with million dollar homes, and driveways that held Porsche’s, Ferrari’s, and Lamborghini’s.
John’s son Timmy would ask, “Dad, why can’t we have a big house or fast cars like those?”
And John would always reply…
Timmy, money doesn’t bring you happiness. People get jealous, and you have to pay more in taxes. Be grateful for the things God has given us. Go to church, be a good Christian, and you’ll be rewarded in Heaven.
And so they did.
Then one day many years later, John quietly passed away at the age of 75 with his loving family at his side.
And upon entering Heaven, he had his first conversation with God…
John said, “God… I’ve lived a good and humble life in your name, so that I may experience the wealth and riches of Heaven.”
And then God Replies…
“Yes John I know, and I’m not happy about it…
Frankly, I’m offended.
I blessed your fellow man with the knowledge and talent to build you Ferrari’s, Porsche’s, and Lamborghini’s so you could experience the best cars in the world.
I blessed the Earth with fertile lands so the world’s finest grapes could be grown, and turned into amazing wines for you to drink…
I blessed Da Vinci and Monet with the ability to create the most magnificent art in the world, so you could hang their paintings on your walls and admire it.
I dotted crystal blue oceans with pristine islands and 5-star hotels so you could relax with your family and take in the beauty that I have created for you without care or hardship.
I blessed countless architects with the ability to design and build your dream home, so that you could live in comfort.
I blessed the world with an infinite supply of money and wealth that you could conveniently exchange for these gifts.
And most important of all, I blessed you with free will and a strong mind so you could choose to experience all of the abundance I had placed before you throughout your life.
But you didn’t.
I created all of this for you, and you ignored it.
Hell, I even made sure you drove past them each and every day on your way to work so you could see what you’re missing out on!
But you were too afraid of what other people would think or say about you.
Instead, you took pride in your ability to live without them, and that saddens me because you did not choose to experience the best I had created for you.
Yes, there are gifts waiting for you here in Heaven, but the Ferrari’s are back on Earth, and unfortunately you only get one life to experience these treasures.”
God wants you to be Rich. God wants you to experience the best that life has to offer you. That is His gift to each of us.
We’re only here for a short time, and I personally feel like it would be an insult to Him, if I did not do my absolute best to see, and experience all of the amazing things he’s created on this world.
If I’m not driving the best, eating the best, drinking the best, seeing the best that life has to offer, and helping my fellow man do the same, I’m insulting his generosity, and I’m turning my back on what he’s trying to share.
God is by definition a creator.
Which means the closest you can ever get to God, is when you allow yourself to use the gifts he’s given you, to design and create your greatest life.
Whether they are your friends, your family, or your coworkers, DO NOT let other people’s poverty mentality infect your mind or your spirit. They are slaves in a prison of their own making, because they do not have confidence or belief that they deserve all that life has to offer.
YOUR destiny is unlimited abundance if you’re a simply willing to accept that gift.
by Mike Dillard
The Elevation Group