“Remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the power to produce wealth.”
– Deuteronomy 8:18
GOD WANTS US TO BE WEALTHY
By Bo Sanchez
“I’d rather be poor and happy!”
I was having coffee with my friend Dean when he blurted out these words.
“What made you say that?” I asked.
Dean explained, “My uncle is so rich. He’s a megamillionaire. He’s got four wives, too. But all his kids are fighting over his properties. Their family reunions happen at the courthouse. No one is talking to each other.”
“So sad,” I said.
Dean nodded. “In his old age, my uncle is very sick. And very bitter. He’s paralyzed from the waist down. He’s so rich, he can ride his private jet to any part of the world. But he can’t even leave his wheelchair. Man, I don’t want to be like him. I’d rather be poor and happy than rich and miserable!” “I totally agree with you,” I told Dean, “I wouldn’t want to be like your uncle.” I paused a bit and asked him,
“But tell me, is it also possible to be rich and happy at the same time?”
He shrugged, “I don’t know. I guess so.”
I then told him my story.
“I’m an incredibly happy person. I’ve been serving God for 30 years now. I’ve got a great marriage. I’ve got a fantastic relationship with my kids. And, well, I’m a millionaire, too.”
For a moment, he looked at me. He finally asked,
“Can anyone become like you? Or are you a freak of nature?”
“Anyone can be a happy millionaire. But first, you have to choose to be one.” Friend, I have long believed that happiness is a choice.
You decide if you want be happy or not.
Your happiness doesn’t depend on your circumstances.
Because happiness is an inner decision.
But very soon, that inner decision will affect your outer circumstances.
But hear me out: I believe wealth is also a choice.
It’s a decision that you have to make.
And it’s a decision that God leaves up to us.
Excerpt from How to be a Happy Millionaire by Bo Sanchez
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LEARN THE HABITS OF CREATING WEALTH
Not just rich in money, but rich in love. They were phenomenal human beings. He wanted to know their secrets, so he watched them. He listened to them. He talked to them.
He found out that they had a different set of habits. In the past 12 years, he has been incorporating these habits in his life. The results have been incredible. He now has 12 small businesses, all running on autopilot. He still devotes 90 percent of his time to his ministry.
In this book, you’ll learn the 8 Habits of the Happy Millionaire. Read this book and change your financial life forever.
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