In the words of Jim Rohn, Getting rich is easy. But to be successful and financially free there are some things you must have and below are;
3 Things You Need to have to Become Financially free.
- RIGHT MINDSET
“There is no person on earth who can rise above his or her level of thinking. If you think you are poor, you can never rise above that thinking. If you think you are a failure, you can never rise beyond that thinking”- Francis Jonah
What you cannot see yourself achieving in your mind, you will almost not achieve it in reality. Many people before they start anything in life have already failed in their minds.
Some also generally see things as too difficult before they even start. Such thinking cripples them in life. Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:
NO MAN CAN RISE BEYOND HIS THINKING
There is no person on earth who can rise above his or her level of thinking. If you think you are poor, you can never rise above that thinking.
If you think you are a failure, you can never rise beyond that thinking. If you think you cannot make it, you cannot rise beyond that thought pattern.
For any person to rise to where they belong in life, they must renew their minds. We are transformed by the renewal of our minds.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Your prayer doesn’t bring transformation to you. It is the renewal of your mind that brings transformation. Get to it. Let the word of God give you an abundance mentality.
If you begin to break the barrier of lack in your mind, you will break it in reality. If you break the barrier of poverty and failure in your mind, you will break it in reality. If you break the barrier of laziness in your mind, you will break it in reality.
HOW DO YOU BREAK THE BARRIER?
The barriers of the mind are broken when you stop thinking your own thoughts and find out what God is thinking concerning you. God says you are great. That is how you must think too.
You thought you were a “nobody”. That thinking has limited you up until now. Now God says you are a great man. Begin to think that way and you will break the barrier of small thinking.
God says you are rich, stop thinking you are poor. Begin to think how God says you are and soon you will act like one and attract the things rich men attract.
2Corinthians 8:9; For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes, he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Jesus became poor, so you will become rich. God doesn’t intend for you to be poor. No! Jesus became poor to pay the price for you to become rich.
Stop thinking your poverty or lack is honoring God. It is not. There are bigger things planned for you. You are to lend to nations. That is your calling.
Rich men give. Rich men discover opportunities. Rich men invest. Rich men do not waste. Rich men organize capital to pursue opportunities. Rich men do not give up. Rich men see problems as opportunities. Break that mental barrier.
NOTHING IS TOO DIFFICULT. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE
I have been in situations where what people have achieved seemed so impossible to me.
All I could think about was how long it will take me, the effort involved and the skills involved. It did not take long for me to give up on pursuing those dreams.
The reason was simple. In my mind, it was too huge a task. When I considered when I was starting and what the opportunity required, it was obvious I could not contain or achieve it.
I was so wrong. I had made the thing difficult in my mind. That difficulty in my mind caused me not to take action.
Can you imagine the number of things not achieved because in our minds it looked beyond us? Even God can only act based on our level of thinking. When you think small, you limit God.
Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
God does above our asking or thinking. It tells you that what you ask or think plays a role in what even God who is capable of all things can achieve in your life.
I pray to God that concerning your area of finances, you will begin to think big. Far bigger than you are thinking now.
THINK BILLIONAIRE. MILLIONAIRE IS TOO SMALL:
As you read, I am aware some of us cannot even think of becoming millionaires. To think of becoming a billionaire is even out of the question.
The truth is what really prevents you from thinking you can become a billionaire? I ask again, What really prevents you from thinking you can become a billionaire?
Thoughts are free yet it is difficult for people to think big. Today liberate your thought life and dream. When you are dreaming, dream big.
Thoughts are free. Dreams are free. What is preventing you from thinking that even at this age of 70 years I can become a millionaire. It is not strange. It has been done before.
Nothing stops you from thinking I can become a billionaire. It is more than possible. Just conceive the thought and feed it.
You are only an opportunity away from millionaire and billionaire status. God is looking for an available person who can have such thoughts to elevate you to that level of billionaire.
I see you receive revelation that will reveal that opportunity to you in Jesus mighty name. Thoughts are free, think great thoughts. As a man thinketh, so is he.
Think it, you are what you think.
To succeed financially, one needs a
- Renewal of mind
A lot of people will not argue with you if you told them Abraham was blessed. They will not argue about Solomon or Isaac being blessed.
Their main contention with you will be if you told them they are also blessed. I know many people who have decided that they are cursed in life.
They have resigned to this thought pattern because of the difficulties they have faced in their financial lives.
I was once in this position and I had friends who encouraged this line of thinking. It is funny that when you have the wrong mindset, you tend to be more comfortable with people with similar mindsets.
You effortlessly attract these people. After all, misery loves company. They suggested all sorts of prayers and things to break the curse. As you will notice by now, it was an exercise in futility.
My problem was not a curse. It was a deep-seated mindset. Call it a culture that was leading me in perpetual poverty. And as long as I continued in that thinking things were almost not going to change.
My Breakthrough Hour
My breakthrough came when I discovered two great scriptures. The first scripture has changed my life and perspective about God and how he loves me.
It has brought abundant happiness in my life. It was the breath of fresh air I needed after a lifetime of wrong thinking that had led me to further bondage than I was in. Are you blessed or not?
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Have you ever questioned yourself like that before? What truth do you hold about your blessing status?
This is more often than not the greatest stimulant of financial abundance in the life of the born again person. If you can understand where you are in relation to this question and understand what it means for you, you are ready to be catapulted into abundance.
I am more than convinced I am blessed. I am more than convinced you are blessed and the good news is that I have evidence to back it. Such evidence as you will anchor the rest of your financial abundance on.
Blessed with all spiritual blessings
What would you do if you knew you were blessed with every imaginable blessing in heaven?
What would you accomplish financially if you were empowered with the most potent financial empowerment in heaven?
Well, as it stands every born again person is equipped with every imaginable blessing in heaven. It simply means there is no excuse for financial failure. How do I know? The bible says:
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
God is not about to bless you. You are already blessed with all the blessings in heaven in Christ Jesus. In Christ, you are blessed with all heavenly blessings.
You are not blessed with a part. You are blessed with all the spiritual blessings in heaven.
There is no other blessing in heaven you have not been blessed with.
If only we could see what God has done for us, we will stop complaining and start receiving and acknowledging.
Did you mean every blessing? Yes, the Bible says every blessing. Every empowerment you need.
You are not ordinary, heaven is working on your behalf. Why are you, therefore, sitting down?
Apply yourself, there is abundance all over you. People who do not even have this blessed privilege you have are making it big financially. It is time for you to arise and make an impact.
Do not waste the blessing on your life. It will be sad to possess all this and yet produce nothing significant with it. You are blessed to be a blessing. Do not sit on your blessing. Do something with it.
- And the ability to make
- Proper decision
The difference between the wealth and the poor is the quality of their decisions. Getting rich is a decision likewise staying poor. In fact, everything we do on earth is a decision.
We can decide to eat or starve, lazy about or work. We always have choices in everything we do. That is why we need to make quality decisions in the midst of choices.
Remember getting rich is a decision, staying poor is equally a decision.
Preferences and Decisions
Many Christians are in lack and poverty. They are not experiencing financial abundance because they have not differentiated between preferences and decisions.
A preference is something you will like. I will like to be rich. It is just a preference. It is weak in its ability to make things happen. A decision however is a different proposition.
It is not a passive desire; it is a definite state of mind and choice. Such clear decisions help you to take the next step.
If you are bold enough to make a decision concerning your finances, you will have ideas and release inner abilities to help you achieve it.
Make a Decision and Write It Down
The Bible says:
Habakkuk 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
After you have made the decision, it is essential to write it down so that it will cause you and anybody who sees it to run. Running simply means to take action.
You need to take action on your decision and writing it down helps you do that. A man’s financial life should not be left on autopilot.
Nobody became rich by making things happen by themselves. Conscious decisions must be taken concerning personal finances and these decisions must be followed with strategies to achieve them. These strategies must be followed with massive action.
Jacob in the bible worked for 14 years and he just had a wife and children to show for it. When he had had enough of being poor, he made the decision to name his wage and took massive action towards his decision.
That is what brought him financial abundance far above the man who was 14 years ahead of him.
A little laziness, a little folding of arms can lead to a life of poverty. It is not enough to take a concrete decision and make plans and strategies to meet that decision. You need to add action to it. Not any ordinary action, you need to add massive action.
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. Proverbs 20:13
Sleep is a state of inaction. It is a state of passivity. Any man who loves sleep is preparing his way to poverty. You cannot fold your arms and expect money to jump into your pocket.
You must take action to set up such an income stream. Action has always separated winners from losers. Are you a man of words or a man of action?
It is time to make taking massive action a part of your mindset. Keep taking action. It will take you where you want to be in life. Without action, you will remain where you are.
In your finances, you will remain at the same level without action. And if any man desires massive results, he must take massive action.
I see you break free from the chains of inaction and passivity and stepping into the arena of massive actions and results in Jesus name.
I decided not to waste the blessing. When I decided not to waste the blessing upon my life, I made a decision to double my monthly income.
I researched and found what I could do for my decision to be a reality. I found areas where I could apply myself to make extra money. Lo and behold in my first month I found one.
I was disappointed at the financial results I got in the first month of taking action. My goal did not change. I told myself I was blessed and if ordinary people were making it in that opportunity, I could make it too.
I thus changed my approach and a few strategies and in the second month, I made half my monthly income. Added to my monthly income I had increased my income by 50% in just two months.
To cut a long story short, by the end of the year I applied myself to two more opportunities and made 5 times my full-time income in one year.
It is time to make a decision on your finances. Do not allow your circumstances to control you. Decide to master your circumstances.
Note this: Man is a master of his personal circumstances unless he delegates his authority to his circumstances. You are a master of your circumstances.
Take a pen and paper, make a decision concerning your finances and decide when to take action. After the decision, begin to take action. You are too blessed to be passive.
What decision are you making today concerning your finances? Do not wait another minute. Make a firm decision now. Most poor people won’t. They will rather make excuses instead of making a decision.
The rich and abundant will. They will make a decision instead of finding an excuse as to why they cannot make a decision now. Which of them are you?
Remember: Make a decision. Name your wages. Write it down and take massive action.