A few years ago a wealth coach told me that unless you have 200 reasons why you want to be financially free/successful it’s never going to happen to you. I was so determined to put my 200 reasons in place and today I have over 200 reasons why I do what I am doing!
As we plan for financial success in 2021, I want you to think of all the reasons why you want to be financially successful!
I also want to encourage you to arrange or update your Dream wall and have specific Dreams for 2021! You may or may not know it, but our Dreams and our goals want clarity. Clarity is power! There is something powerful that happens once you are clear about your dreams, clear about your goals. You will start attracting the right opportunities, the right resources and the right people across your paths that will be able to help you move your goals forward.
I’ve shared before that a Dream wall is a very powerful tool to use and many successful people use it. I have many testimonials of how I’ve personally achieved the Dreams on my Dream wall that include business expansion, business awards, material goods and even my husband😊…and the list continues. A Dream wall will keep you focused and inspired. I believe that if anything contradicts your Dreams, you will know that it’s not from God.
What I am going to share with you today, has helped me to get back onto the right path in some areas, helped me to remain focused and I believe it will give many of you a fresh perspective on how to pursue financial success in 2021 and beyond.
I know that many people are currently facing difficult times, many people have lost some of their income and others all of their income. Some businesses have lost revenue and recovery may seem very challenging at this time. So we are living in a time where many people are looking for ways and strategies to generate additional income. And even though we are currently living in strange times, it is also an opportune time for those of us who have been trained to identify opportunities, continue to upskill ourselves, are determined to move our goals forward and take action no matter what the challenges and obstacles. We find ways to succeed in this current economic climate and are determined to never give up!
So as we plan for financial success in 2021, let me share with you some insights and revelation that I received, as I was seeking the scriptures about, “How to achieve financial success in 2021”. It has really encouraged me and given me direction and a fresh perspective on financial success and I hope it will do the same for you.
John 15:5 Jesus says that, “apart from me you can do nothing” So for those of us who are Christians, let’s make a decision to commit our financial success to the Lord and involve Him in every area of our lives. And if you are not a Christian today and you would like to pursue and enjoy a deeper more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, all you have to do is invite Him into your life and make Him Lord over your life. Over 2000 years ago, He carried the sin of the world and died a cruel death on the Cross at Calvary. He took our punishment and died for us, so that we will never need to endure any form of eternal punishment and therefore on the third day He rose from the dead and when He did, He rose with everything that we need- salvation, eternal life, health, provision, wisdom, peace, whatever we need, we have received all things in Christ.
Matthew 6:24 also says that,
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
So it’s important to understand that the master that you serve is directly related to the level of success that you will achieve.
But in order to better understand this and to make the best decision on which master to serve, let’s look at the meaning of the word “master”.
- A master is a man who has people working for him, especially servants or slaves
- A person who is in charge of an organization or group
So if I take the above into account, a person in charge of an organisation has a specific organisational vision, mission, values and influences the culture of the organisation. So if God is your master look at it from this perspective- He has a vision, mission and values for your life that He wants you to adopt. And He always has your best interests at heart.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Now let’s look at the other alternative. If money is your master, can it really direct and influence you in this way, as money is not a living being. But people sometimes treat money as a master, as they believe money can solve all their problems and give them all they need. They believe that the more money that they have, the more successful they will become. They believe it will give them power and control and sometimes control over people. We must remember that money is just a resource or tool to be used in this earth today. So we shouldn’t put our confidence and trust in money, but rather in the God who provides us with all we need. Money can meet some of our needs to a certain degree, but it can never give us fulfilled relationships, inner peace, health, but God can!
So if we’re looking for whole life prosperity, we can only find that in and through our relationship with Jesus Christ.
So how does the oxford dictionary describe the word “serve”.
- to provide an area or a group of people with a product or service
It also mentions the below in it’s description.
- serve two masters
- (usually used in negative sentences)to support two different parties, principles, etc. at the same time
The dictionary also acknowledges that it’s a difficult task to serve two masters because they have different principles, etc. I however take the bible’s instruction that says it’s impossible to serve two masters.
So as we plan for financial success in 2021, let’s first get our heart attitude towards money right and understand that money is just a tool and a resource for us to use in this earth. We should not be serving money, instead money should be working for us. We need to trust God for wisdom and to lead us to the right strategies and business opportunities that we are able to pursue, through which we will be able to generate residual and passive income streams. And by doing this, we will discover that money is now working for us.
You may be in a job today or full time in business and you may say how can I progress and put in place residual and passive income streams. Stay connected and in my next blog I will share with you some further insights and strategies to consider.
To be continued…