Let’s think about wealth not in terms of currency but as a crown. A crown in all its regal beauty froth with responsibility. Many will scale fences to wear a crown and live like a king, but few are willing to carry the weight attached to it. A crown bares the cross of leadership, it is the head, and leads a population of people, hopefully with fair laws and policies that’ll benefit not just the crown, but the land.
With this in mind, you will agree that a crown on the head of a foolish individual is like a gold ring in the snout of a pigs nose. A pig has no care in the world for the valued item in its nose. All it knows to do is play in dirt and feed on filth. A foolish King (queen) will squander his/her inheritance and selfishly, short-sightedly rule the land. Out of the belly of foolishness is drought, and the people will invariably suffer under its rule.
Wealth is layered in its offerings. It is lowly to think of it as just money. It is a mindset, a perspective rooted in a love for knowledge and understanding, sustained by discipline and diligence, and fortified by godly (wise) counsel. Wealth is farsighted, and hinges on good judgement. Wealth is a selfless giver, always willing to nourish another. Wealth is passion fulfilled. Wealth is not ruled by money, it is driven by purpose.
It connotes wealth, one that has been in the family for generations, and is the birthright of a first born (heir).
Think Jesus Christ. The King of Kings.
Then think sacrifice. All that he endured as God’s first born for our sake, baring the weight of sin so that we can have access to, and enjoy liberty in God. You cannot utilize what you don’t know you have, so the onus is on you to retrace your roots, accept that you are an heir according to the promise |Gal. 3:29| and go about living life with that mindset. How sad would it be to have access to untold wealth, yet live a pauper existence? Yes, feel free to imagine Prince Harry and his kids living anyway other than royally. Strange init?
…and since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has. We will experience being co-glorified with him provided that we accept his sufferings as our own |Romans, 8:17, TPT|.
Might I ask, where is your crown? Is it squarely placed on your head, slightly tilted, barely hanging onto the strands of your hair or completely off?
Wherever you are in life, fix your crown. Shrug off the voices that say you can’t, and build on the voice that says you can. Make plans and trust God to determine your steps. Drop the pauper rags and wear your kingly regalia. See beyond self, beyond feeding just your mouth. The wealthiest people known to man responded to a need. Their insight led to an idea (or more), and that mustard seed of an idea led to the creation of solutions that multiplied into a tree of wealth. And you can be certain they made sacrifices along the way. A wise (wo)man is never poor, again, think beyond money…because wealth is connected to purpose, which has much more than monetary benefits…think joy, peace, fulfillment, legacy.
You were not born to be a place holder. You have a purpose. Therefore wealth is in you.
Question is, do you believe it?
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