Greetings, Dear Writerpreneur,
I pray that you are well.
I want to welcome you to another Empowering Post, where I teach you powerful reasons for implementing advanced strategies for improving your Christian authorship.
I remember a few months ago when I first asked the Holy Spirit for help in my business, one of the struggles I had was finding a place where I could learn how to generate wealth using my gift of teaching and writing.
Back in May 2016, I came across one opportunity, which taught me about creating courses and using books to help promote them. And the virtual conference was really helpful and enlightening.
I learned a lot from the expert panelist, many of whom are best-selling authors. But I remember thinking, Why are all the wealthy ones unbelievers? Aren’t Christian authors doing something wonderful as well?
These were legitimate questions that I had, and maybe some that you share as well. At the heart of it, I wanted an answer to my main question: "How can Believers (including me) leverage their God-given gifts in order to generate wealth to help advance the work of God?"
As I thought about these questions, I remembered how taboo “wealth” is in modern Christendom. So many Believers have a problem with wealth or with anyone discussing it in church.
It’s as if Christianity = poverty. But what’s the point in that? What’s the point in knowing that we serve a great God, but we have to live in dire straits in order to prove our spiritual relationship?
Clearly, there’s something wrong with that perception and image. Yet, it is widely accepted by so many in the Body of Christ.
As I asked the Holy Spirit about this—and I hope that you speak to Him regularly, too—He began to show me that as much as I would believe Him for health, food, strength, comfort, etc., I could also believe Him to show me how to generate wealth.
There’s something that I want to include in this introduction as well.
Wealth is not for the wicked. The Bible clearly teaches us that God has given the unfortunate, burdensome task of gathering wealth to the wicked just so it can be transferred to the righteous (see Proverbs 13:22).
Now, we know that those who are righteous are they who have come by virtue of Christ’s blood—Glory be God! So, if you and I are called the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus, then as a part of our inheritance, there should be a transfer of wealth into our hands.
But for what purpose?
I think this is where people begin to question and scrutinize many leaders in the Church.
Very often, we have witnessed men and women abuse and mishandle the finances that pour into the ministry. We see individuals who have never been called to pastor suddenly decide to file for their non-profit status just so they can form a church and collect the tithes.
We’ve seen men and women rise and fall, and have watched as some faced criminal charges for their role in dealing with money.
But those who have done this are not the righteous of God. I wouldn't even venture to call them Believers. And that money that they took will eventually transfer into the hands of the godly.
I want to spend some time discussing this matter with you, writerpreneur, because now is a prime time for you to be in a position to gather wealth using your craft.
If you find that this message doesn't resonate with you, then you may not want to stick with my brand. Because at the heart of it all, I will teach why generating wealth is necessary for this time, and I'm confident that the Holy Spirit can trust you with it so that you fulfill your God-given mission.
So, let's get into this lesson.
The Controversial Money Conversation
In spite of the number of scriptures that support this belief, the majority of Christians still think that it’s wrong for God’s people to have wealth. I know this because I’ve been criticized for teaching this message, especially as I began to formulate my Network and Program for you and other Christian Authors.
I’ve had people in Christian groups tell me that I need to stop trying to make money off of the Word of God, as if to suggest that I'm conning people with this message. And of course I don't listen, because they are fools—and I mean the biblical definition of a fool. But their criticisms reveal a very flawed spirit within the local and global Church.
Our Heavenly Father radiates in glory. His streets are made of gold! What we consider to be priceless on earth is common in Heaven. So, surely, if wealth and riches are a curse, then we call the very buildings and monuments and places in Heaven a curse.
At the same time, we have to understand that wealth is for us, but for a specific purpose. Not everyone will be anointed to have millions of dollars. Not everyone can be trusted with that much money. (I’m talking about Kingdom principles here.) And I can prove it to you.
If you know anything about the Parable of the Talents, then you know that Jesus is talking about entrusting unto His servants riches that belong to Him. (Remember, God said, “The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine” (Haggai 2:8)). But here’s a brief summary.
There’s a man who owned property, obviously wealthy. As he was about to go on a journey, he called his servants and gave each of them 1-5 talents—representing a measure or portion of wealth—according to the measure of their ability. (Here we see that not everyone can be trusted with an equal amount of “talents.”)
After he left, the servant with five talents went and conducted business. He fared well, and doubled his master’s investment, thus resulting in 10 talents. The servant with two talents went and did the same thing, and came back with four talents.
However, the servant who was given the least, one talent, went and buried the talent.
The parable continues by illustrating that the servant who buried the talent was cursed. Instead of using what he had received, he buried it, and accused the master of being harsh, unfair, and “reaping where he had not sown.” The master then banished him into darkness—aka hell—and then gave that one talent to the servant who had multiplied his portion up to ten.
Now, try to see how this story relates to Believers today. How many of us have been given a portion or a talent, only to bury it because we don’t believe in multiplying our Father’s “property”?
Instead of working to build the Kingdom of God here on earth, we take what we have received and put it away; then we accuse God of being mean, and harsh, and unfair, having the nerve to ask us to make Him more “talents” when He’s not the One doing the work.
This is the attitude of many Believers as it relates to wealth. This is why God can’t trust everyone with more "talents" (money) because they won’t do what He is telling them to do with it.
Sure, unbelievers will work hard and increase in prosperity; and there are many reasons for that. But for Believers, this is our inheritance. This is one of our portions and rewards. And we have a moral obligation to handle God’s money—because it all belongs to Him anyways—as He sees fit.
And this is the message that I want to translate to you, dear writerpreneur. You can learn what it takes to generate wealth as a Believer. My school will give you the tools for that. But what are you going to do when it comes into your hands?
This leads me into the 7 reasons why using your writing to generate wealth is important for you.
As you read the rest of this article, keep this message in mind: Christians who have a problem with wealth essentially have a problem with God. Don't make the mistake of discrediting His blessing because you fail to understand its purpose.
7 Reasons Why Generating Wealth is Important for Christian Authors
Let's get into this, because it will be rather extensive.
Don't Be Afraid to Be a Good Steward
If this article didn't teach you much, then at least leave with this message: You don't have to be afraid of wealth or what you think it might do to you.
You can learn how to be a good steward over the riches that come your way.
You can service many more people when you have more resources at your disposal.
You can be a tremendous blessing to those in need, and you can fulfill your God-given mission in a greater capacity.
So, don't fear wealth. Don't let that stop you from walking in everything that God has prepared for you.
Now It's Your Turn to Share
So, what are your thoughts about today's post? Did it challenge you to think differently about wealth for the Believer? Leave your answers for me in the comment section below.
I discuss more about this topic in my book, Wealth and the Believer, which you can purchase today.
I can also provide you the support and training that you need in order to generate wealth using your craft, and here's how.
Empower Your Christian Authorship Today!
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