Building your financial capacity – Part 5
Invest your money
• Invest in businesses, diversify and get involved in what you have an idea about
Don’t do business because your friend is doing it. Don’t put your money in a business because somebody told you it is lucrative and it is in vogue. Don’t do business because you saw everybody doing the same thing.
Be wise to get your own unique thing. Find out from God what you can do. Ask constructive questions. Do your market survey to know the business terrain. Get information, learn and be wise. No man really graduates from the school of life.
• Sow your money into the Kingdom
It’s not manipulation. It is wisdom
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 (Luke 6:38)
In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good (Ecclesiastics 11:6)
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully (2 Corinthians 9:6)
Locate what is needed in the Kingdom and avail yourself the opportunity.
A lot of people think they are enriching the pastor, but a wise pastor is sowing his or her own. Whatsoever we do is to the Lord.
• Give to others
Love your neighbours to be a blessing, such that you will be remembered for something. Let somebody’s happiness be accrued to you. Dorcas was so good that they refused to let her die.
Give somebody joy. Make somebody happy. Be a blessing unto somebody you don’t know. Don’t help somebody you are expecting to help you back. Be generous with your time and your money.
• Save your money
He that refuses to plan has planned to fail. When you spend everything you make, you are planning for an average life
The third servant of the three men in Matt 25:14-28 was candidly advised to have saved the money anyhow for it to bring profit rather than hiding it. When you save, it generates a form of profit, other than wasting it buying what is not needed.
Wisdom is the principal thing in the management of money.
Faithfulness in the little brings in much. Nothing is too small to multiply. Isaac’s initial profit was in hundredfold. Diligence, consistency and persistence kept him going, and he entered the realm of multiplication. He prospered, went on prospering, until he became very prosperous. Another translation said: “he waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great” (Genesis 26:13).
He started by being obedient to God’s instructions, and then he recognised he had a seed within him to use. Not minding the prevailing situation in the land, he sowed, and in famine, it germinated, produced, and the fruits multiplied. Because of his financial capacity, he became advanced, prosperous and envied (Genesis 26:14).
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