When you study the case of the man Jacob, you will realise one of the reasons he had no assets or property or money.
His goal for working was what kept him poor.
His goal for working was for a wife. He wasn’t working for abundance, he was just working for a wife.
It is interesting to note that the reason for a man working for 14 years was to acquire a wife.
And for fourteen years he worked for two wives.
It is very interesting but I have come to realize that life gives you what you demand of it.
Most people are working to pay bills. Others are working to get something to eat.
The problem is that more often than not your goals more than what you are doing drive you in life.
Why are you working? What is your goal for working?
Jacob was poor because he could not see beyond a wife.
You are earning less because you cannot see beyond your current salary or income.
Can you set a bigger goal as your income? What will that goal drive you to do?
What opportunities will that goal cause you to seek out?
Blessed man Jacob was blessed but poor because of a single decision.
The decision to work for a wife.
Will you decide to work for abundance rather than what to eat?
Notice what Jacob worked for
Genesis 29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
Genesis 29:19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
Genesis 29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
After serving his first seven years, Rachel was not given to him. Leah, her elder sister was given to him. He had to work seven more years to be able to marry Rachel.
There was no way Jacob could blame God for not having anything after 14 years. He worked those 14 years of his life and got what he really wanted. What he wanted was a wife.
You will always get what you want in life.
A lot of us say we want certain things. In truth, we do not really want them. It is just a passing desire and we can do without those things.
When you really want something and decide to go for it, as a blessed person you will overcome every opposition that comes your way till you get what you really want.
Our primary goal for working has not changed.
When most of us were looking for jobs, our primary goal was to survive. For many, that goal has not changed. It is the reason many are still surviving.
Your goals and desires must first change for other things to follow suit.
Your goal must now be abundance. It will change your financial results.
A goal of $5,000 a month
Imagine you have set a goal of $5000 a month but your salary is $1,000.
A typical Christian will let their salary control them, an educated Christian in the word and finances will let their goal control them. What the above goal means is that, even though your salary is $1,000, you have enough blessing to make the additional $4,000 by applying your time and skills elsewhere to add to the $1,000.
The financially educated Christian begins to look for ways to achieve this goal because he is blessed.
The Christian with the poverty mentality will not think this way. He will think I need God to bless me.
And he will wait for the blessing till in most cases he grows old in poverty and dies. In his mind, God did not bless him.
The financially educated Christian in the word of God creates room for the blessing to operate.
He finds opportunities for the blessing to work to make the extra $4,000.
He doesn’t let his present salary control him. He lets his goals drive him.
Are you being controlled by your goals or your salary?
Create room for financial increase
We must create room for financial increase by setting financial goals. That is exactly what Jacob did later in his life to turn his finances around.
And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it. Genesis 30:28
Laban told Jacob “tell me what you want to be paid and I will pay you”
It was when Jacob determined that what he was working for was financial abundance that he started experiencing abundance.
This time around he didn’t say a wife. He was specific about what he really want. Know what you want, if your job or opportunity cannot give it, add additional sources and let the blessing on your life work.
Do not let your salary control you. Set your financial goals independent of your current income level or source.
You are unto something. I guess you have started putting something on paper already.