As you continue embarking on the discovery of your purpose on earth, allow me to offer this perspective…
Access to certain resources can accelerate your purpose on Earth.
Destiny is the author of provision and, therefore, desires to see us graduate from the natural operations of survival into the supernatural operations of abundance.
Many of us, myself included, have identified with a scarcity mindset for so long that we have to actively assume a new perspective concerning certain resources, namely money, before we can begin to live and model a healthy financial life. In the words of Dave Ramsey, You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.
Every country and every people group is looking for resources and money to solve significant problems. Without exception, finances are an accelerant to solving problems. However, to gain a solution of permanence, we must also rely on relationship to solve problems.
The world yearns for the love of Heaven. Finances and resources help us to be effective conduits of the tangible affection of Heaven in individual lives. This is effective relationship.
We have a responsibility to create and multiply resources in our lifetime, bettering the quality of life for those who follow. However, many of us are not thinking of risking, investing, multiplying, and leaving a real inheritance. How might our attitude and approach towards money change if we began to live as though we’ll never die! Perhaps we’d be inclined to grow and invest the resources divinely entrusted to us for the betterment of history and humanity. In the words of Robert Kiyosaki, It’s not how much money you make but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.
The world around us is waiting for people who have the resources and connections to finance growth. Producing and offering the resources that solve society’s problems is how we can actively participate in the design of Heaven to bless history and humanity.
Even before you have monetary wealth, you possess the most precious commodity – time. You can value both the poorest and the richest in your circle with your time.
But, If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it. – Kim Garst
Once you gain a proper appraisal of yourself and of your time, people will understand that they are blessed to be gifted with it. To illustrate my point consider this…Imagine that it’s time for your 20 year high school reunion. You’re in Bloomingdale’s looking for a dress. You find a beautiful one. It’s on sale, marked down to $100 from $250. As you continue to look around, you find another lovely dress. This one is also on sale for $100, marked down from $1000. You try on both dresses. They both fit well and are extremely flattering on you. Which one do you prefer? Which one do you buy? Of course, you buy the one that originally cost more. Why? Because the price tag revealed it’s high value, which compels you to value it highly as well. Like the original price tag, our attitude towards ourself reveals our self-worth and, in turn, informs the world around us how to value us too. Be your own promoter and help the world appropriately relate to you so that when you have time to give, it is highly valued.