“Bo, you’re wrong. Poverty is a matter of fate…”
He came up to me right after I gave a talk on financial literacy. The man spoke to me with the gravity of a Supreme Court Justice, it scared me.
“Why do you say that, sir?” I asked.
“Because there are people who are born poor,” the man said, “And there are people who are born rich. That’s destiny. That’s the will of God.”
I winced. How could I tell him that I’ve been working for years (no, decades) with the poor–and this was the exact kind of distorted thinking that has trapped a lot of people in poverty. “God made me poor,” is an invisible placard written on the foreheads of many poor people I’ve met.
I told him, “To be born rich or poor is not a choice, that’s true. But to become rich or poor–that’s a choice that God leaves up to us.”
He looked at me as though I spoke in Swahili.
I wanted to explain myself but he wanted to ask me a very disturbing question…
God Leaves The Choice To Us
Whether To Be Rich Or Poor
“Bo, why are you teaching us to become rich?”
His tone of voice was sharp. Like he was asking me, “Why are you teaching us to murder people, burn their bodies, and eat their liver?”
He continued, “If you’re really a Christian, you should teach us to be content with where we are. Bo, aren’t you content with where you are?”
I laughed. “Oh, I’m very content.”
I never told this to him, but I’d like to tell you: Right now, if I choose to, I can stop working, deposit my money in a bank–and live on the interest. Sure, I have to simplify my lifestyle even further, but we’ll still be very comfortable.
With the interest I’ll earn from the bank, I can maintain my small house and simple car.
And yes, I can still bring out my wife for our weekly romantic dates.
And I can still bring my kids for our twice-a-year vacations. No more Macau trips, that’s for sure. But Tagaytay would be just fine.
I can even pay for our homeowner’s association dues. (A whopping P120 a month! Yes, I live in a happy third class subdivision.)
But if I stop working and live on my interest, a few things will have to change…
Life Isn’t Just About You
Today, I send a number of poor children to school. That has to stop.
Today, I finance a few missionaries. That has to stop.
Today, I provide capital for livelihood projects for the poor. That has to stop.
Today, I finance my new ministry projects in its trial period. That has to stop.
This is the reason why I’ve chosen to grow, to expand, to increase, and to become richer because I want to bless the world more.
That’s why I work very hard today!
Here’s what I learned: (1) To be content and (2) to want to grow can co-exist in your heart.
That can only happen when love rules your heart.
May your dreams come true,
PS. How did I grow my wealth? I applied specific spiritual and financial principles that have made me Financially Free. I want to help you grow in Financial Freedom as well. Learn these same spiritual and financial principles that will change your financial life! On October 4, I’m giving my powerful How To Be Truly Rich Seminar. To know more about it, click here.
PS2. Mentors may be your missing link to your success. (It definitely was mine.) I needed multi-millionaire mentors to teach me how money works. To learn more about my Truly Rich Financial Coaching Program on October 24 and 25, click here.
PS3. Do you have great evangelistic events yet seem to be losing people? Do people just ‘come and go’ without you knowing why? Are you truly happy with your numbers? Let us together diagnose what your community needs. Attend HIGH IMPACT COMMUNITY, A Seminar on Keeping People in Community, by Kerygma Preacher Arun Gogna. Date: September 20, Saturday; 8am to 5pm; Venue: Lay Force, San Carlos Seminary, Guadalupe Makati (Seminar Fee: P695.00 only) Call Noel or Melody at 823-9546 or (0915) 4493600 / (0928)2109765 now!
PS4. Have you ever thought earning through the internet? On October 17 and 18, join our Truly Rich Internet Marketing Workshop. This “hands-on” workshop will guide you step-by-step how to create a website that will earn dollars for you while you sleep. To know more about it, click here.
PS5. Bless your Family and Friends in Bo’s Healing Love Concerts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, and Edmonton! For the Venues and Schedule, click here now!
PS6. Bo’s Life-Changing and Powerful Seminars in LA, California! He’ll be giving the How To Be Truly Rich Seminar and the How To Find Your One True Love. For Venues and Schedules, click here now!