WHAT I LEARNT FROM CHOOSING ROLE MODELS ?

Point form again for easy reading.

1. Choosing a role model is important. Without a role model, we wouldn’t be able to have a vision to move toward.

2. When I was younger, I always chose a role model that makes a lot of money, have a sports car and also have a bunch of girls.

3. Some people choose successful entrepreneurs and also people who work real hard to get to where they are.

4. This is all well and good, but lacking an absolute truth to reference to.

5. The fact is, when we choose role models, we have unconsciously also chosen their values, their beliefs, their opinions, their worldview, and their purpose, and it may be against our God given design and destiny.

6. My ultimate purpose is to know God and to make Him known through performance, wisdom and effectiveness in my business and my relationships, without sacrificing time with my family and close buddies, while maintaining a handful of super close buddies.

7. Fame and fortune is secondary to all these, as my belief system based on the God’s word is about stewardship, which means to steward all the money, time, relationships, influence given to me by God to support the purpose of knowing God and to make Him known.

8. I was once caught up in following role models where they slog and work hard, and that began to seep into and corrupt my belief systems leading me away from God and the purpose mentioned above.

9. In fact, the Bible says that “we should not toil for riches” (Proverbs 23:4
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness.), which means, if I am slogging and sacrificing time for riches and think that with my thinking and own effort without the daily guidance of God, then I am deviating and getting off course.

10. In conclusion, if you are toiling or going imbalance, and depending on yourself (or any role model), rather than the moment by moment guidance of God’s Holy Spirit, and thinks that there is no end to this life, or there is no God, then its time to do some soul searching and get to know God and what He has to offer, and He will let you know your purpose for our finite and short physical life in this universe.

11. So check the values of your role model, and align it with God’s. If the values and belief system is in line with God’s word (as for mine, its the Bible), then take the ones that reflect the Absolute Truth of the Word, and leave out the ones which is way off.

Let me leave you with a scripture Bible verse quotation:
“Deuteronomy 8:18 ►
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.”

So who is your role model today? Does your role model’s value align with the Truth of God’s Word?

Let’s make it in alignment with your ultimate God given purpose in this 2015.

Blessed New Year to you, and may we know God and make His Truth known this year and beyond.

 

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WHAT I LEARNT ABOUT MONEY?

Let’s make it into point form for easy reading.

1. At first, I think money is POWER. For the first 35 years of my life, I see it as a ticket to unlimited satisfaction of my desires, from getting more freedom to making people do things, or doing good to people whenever and whoever I wanted to.

2. Then, I studied further, and began understanding that the best way to view money is as a STEWARD. A bad steward would corrupt and steal the money from the master. A good steward will manage the money and give returns to the master and being rewarded for it.

3. Finally, after understanding Stewardship, I begin to understand that money is amoral, it is neither evil nor good, its just a thing. The ultimate thing to remember about money, is how do we use it and why do we use it in the way we use it.

4. Money is just a measurement of value and character. If you want more money, the first thing is to learn that you don’t own anything. God owns everything and you are supposed to steward it. The moment we think we own anything, that’s the time we will be emotionally attached to it and makes it our idol.

5. From then on, you would have become slave to money, which results to working harder, neglecting others, all in the name of pursuit of OWNING more money. All this external actions is just a reflection of the desire to own more money for whatever reason.

6. That reason could be to (a) hide an insecurity, (b) to revenge on someone who may have dumped you (c) to satisfy an unquenchable lust for power and success due to low self esteem.. or whatever background or belief system which have resulted to a person pursuing money to a betterment of life.

7. Dont get me wrong, it is okay to make money and make lots of it. It is okay to have good things in life. All I am saying is, MONEY has no power. It is amoral. It is just a thing. Its just a measurement of value.

8. To gain money, is to offer value. Value comes in the form of services, benefits. Another meaning for value is honesty, hard work, smart work, and also integrity.

9. Ultimately all money will end up being left on earth when we pass on to the other realm.

10. And in that realm, our stewardship of money and resources will be measured and judged by God Himself.

So as you do your new years resolution for 2015, please do ask yourself, what do you want money and success for? To own it, or to steward it well.

Happy New Year everybody.. and steward this New Year well for the real Master and owner of everything.

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WHAT’S YOUR REAL SOURCE OF INCOME and SUCCESS?

In my personal devotion and meditation these few days, I was having a lot of confusion and doubts about many things in life, including business, health, direction, and family.

The reason for that is I have begun to put my trust and faith on a particular method, people and also bank account to define my self worth. 

You see, secretly, all of us put our dependence and faith in something. That something could be your own efforts, your bank account, your connections, and also your ideas.

That is also the reason why many jump into schemes and opportunities which seems to give good returns, but forgot about their own God designed talents and strengths.

Some even forgot to rest and keep the Sabbath, which is ordained way back when God worked for 6 days in creating the earth and us, humans, and rested on the seventh day.

Through my devotion, meditation and prayer, with a personal God (yes, God is not distant or far away, He is closer than you think), I have been reminded that, if God wants to cause a miracle like dropping a million dollar business deal, opening up a job opportunity or giving you a revolutionary idea, He can.

But what’s more important to God, is whether we look up to Him, as the source of all these.

Let me qualify further, God will bless only those who put in effort and help themselves.

So when you have an idea, a project, or a job, or a deal, remember God is the REAL source that gave you that.

In that way, you will acknowledge that He is truly a God who cares and who is able to take care of your needs.

From there, you will also find it easy to remain humble and attract more people to work and do business with you, because humble people is more likable.

True humility only comes, when we acknowledge God is the SOURCE of all things, and keep pride away.

God Bless you and your family and your ventures.

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