1.Wealth is not a thing. It's not money or a bar of gold. It's a thought, belief and a spiritual attitude. Wealth is a spirit of abundance and poverty is a curse. What you think about money is more important than the money itself. One of the questions on the Warrior Coaching Performance Sheet (that Warrior clients fill out every month) asks are you in a spiritual state of abundance or scarcity? Abundance comes from trusting in God's provision no matter the circumstance. Scarcity is from the enemy and can strike at any time regardless of the size of your bank account. In order to keep growing and to keep on track with your calling you will have to continue to take risks. Often these risks involve putting your money on the line. The higher you go the more you have to risk and the more courage is required. If you know in your spirit that God is directing your steps and that He holds all the abundant wealth in the universe, then the courageous step into the promised land is easier. If you listen to the whispers of Satan you will be afraid and will hold back. This will lead to getting stuck in old patterns of behaviour and not moving forward, opportunities missed and purpose unfulfilled.
2. When it comes to money it's best to deprive yourself now to ensure your future success. There is a balance there to be mindful of so that you still allow yourself to enjoy life and the gifts that God provides. The real litmus test is whether or not you have a budget and a plan as to what is important to you and where you want to invest your financial resources. Stay humble, fight entitlement at all costs and spend less than you make. That is where financial joy resides!!
3. It can get really lonely at the top. As you go higher, the path gets narrower and the numbers get fewer and fewer. Cherish the relationships of the people that are on the path with you. The reality is clear. As you step out and courageously pursue the journey of your purpose, people around you that are not willing to change will be left behind. God will bring new people into your life that will share your journey. These people, your new tribe, are critical to your success. One of the areas that Warrior clients are encouraged to set goals in is social/recreational. It is also the one that is most neglected. Take the time to identify the people that you want to share your life with and invest in those relationships.
That's a wrap for this series. There are a bunch of golden nuggets in those 21 points. Pick one and implement the change.
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