I have noticed as I go about my mission of lighting the world by helping gifted people get their messages out, that many abandon their desires to make a difference for one simple reason. They’re just trying to survive. They’re so busy trying to make this month’s bills that they feel like they can’t possibly focus on what brings them joy — especially if they can’t directly see how that’s going to make them money.
I know how this feels — been there, done that — for a lot of years. But, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon. The year I started SheLovesGod.com (2000) is the year things started turning around for us financially. I put my heart, time and effort into making a positive impact on the world and God repaid me handsomely and exponentially over time. In Luke 10:7 Jesus told His disciples as he sent them out without purse or script that they would have food and drink, “for the labourer is worthy of his hire.” God takes care of His own.
Luke 6:38 assures us:
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
The more good you put out, the more good that returns to you. It’s a universal law. The thing is, you don’t control from where it will come. A lot of people have desires to serve, but they can’t figure out how they can make money from that area of service. While many times gifts can be monetized, there are other times, that income doesn’t come directly from our area of service. For example my effort to support and encourage Christians does not generate the income that supports our family. But God blesses the other business ventures I have as I serve Him. Miracles happen that I cannot explain. Ideas drop from heaven. The perfect people enter my life. Everything I need to support me in my mission is provided.
So if you’re one of those people who would like to impact the world for good, but you’ve put it on hold until you “get out of debt” or until you have your finanances in order, flip it around. Serve God FIRST with your own unique, skills and talents. Open yourself up to possibilities. Follow the Spirit, and God will provide for you. It may take some education about how the laws of abundance work. It will take a lot of work to control your thoughts, but God will lead you to your own promised land if you serve Him.
If you’re stuck in a financial muck like I was 10 years ago, I recommend you go to the person who helped me. Go to Leslie Householder’s sites – www.ThoughtsAlive.com and get as much of her material as you can. Read her blogs. You can even get her book The Jackrabbit Factor for free at www.JackRabbitFactor.com . You can even read the first few chapters of its sequel at www.PortaltoGenius.com.
Also, I have an overview of the 7 Laws of Abundant Living here. These are the laws Leslie taught me. They changed my life AFTER I had committed myself to be a disciple of Christ. I think that committment is critical. The riches of eternity are in God’s hands and they are His to give. Of course He wants to share them with you so you can fulfill your mission! On the other hand, if it’s all about glutteny, pride or vanity, those will be stumbling blocks along your way.
God promises great things to His disciples:
“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles [unbelievers] seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
What, if anything, is holding you back from making a positive impact on the world? I’d love to hear from you.
© Copyright 2010 Marnie L Pehrson