How do you define wealth? Sounds like a simple question, but in truth, it can be a very difficult (not to mention different) answer depending on who you ask. If that is the case, how do you know when you have it?
Many people appear to live meager and miserly lives because they are unable to step back and define what real wealth is to them. They are unable to embrace the thought that real wealth does not necessarily begin and end with having lots of money. That is very one dimensional thinking which can lead to a life spent in continually seeking and acquiring money, but never reaching satisfaction.
Prosperity means many things to just as many people. For some prosperity is limited to the amount of money you have, for others it takes into account the quality of health, relationships and the ability to maintain a particular lifestyle.
However, and here’s the thing, many Christians are actually reluctant to add monetary wealth to our list of what prosperity means, partly because of what is often taught about money. We are often taught that money is a bad thing and that God will frown upon you if you prosper monetarily. In reality, money has no value except that which is assigned to it by one’s culture.
D.E.A.T.H. is the design on one of my t-shirts. It stands for “doing everything according to Him.” I believe that simply following those words gives you the road map, a virtual guide, for your life. So many of your questions and dilemmas can be answered and solved with those few words.
I couldn’t resist a design illustrating those Words. It’s a shock at first glance, but D.E.A.T.H. is an inescapable truth.
You and I know that procrastination is one of the biggest roadblocks to success. In fact, the graveyard is full of unfulfilled dreams because someone was waiting for the right time, or until their finances were in order, or until the kids were grown, or whatever imagined stumbling block was out of the way. In other words, until the sun, moon and stars aligned.
It is wasteful and, certainly regrettable, that so many do not recognize procrastination nor understand the insidious way it squashes dreams.