God gives us the power and ability to create wealth.Jul 22, 2022
As entrepreneurs and investors driven by faith, purpose, freedom and the Kingdom of God — God gives us the power and ability to create wealth.
It starts with a mindset. A Kingdom mindset.
- God gives us wisdom - James 1:5
- God gives us power and ability - Deuteronomy 8:18
- God rewards our faith and obedience - Deuteronomy 28:1-14
How do we steward what He gives us?
Personal financial security, sure.
To leave an inheritance for our children's children, yes.
But the Godless do this. So big deal, right?
Over the past three decades as a servant capitalist, here's what I've learned about wealth.
Kingdom capital is for Kingdom causes.
If I were alive during Noah's time, I would have invested in the construction of the ark.
If I were alive during Nehemiah's time, I would have invested in the wall.
But I wasn't born then, I was called for such a time as now.
Look, it's God who supplies seed to the sower. But where do we sow?
For me, I sow my resources into Kingdom causes with Kingdom ROI.
Well how about earthly ROI? Well, 100% of my resources come from God. And when I sow generously, the promises of 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 are in effect. I am enriched in EVERY way so I can generous on EVERY occasion.
Many entrepreneurs like following God's instructions when they are building wealth, but then once they get it, now as investors they want to be in charge of where that wealth is planted — instead of God.
God shows me what Kingdom causes or people to invest my resources into — He's not looking for my thoughts or opinions — the question is will I be obedient?
If we are faithful to surrender self and wealth to the Kingdom of God, only then are we true stewards of His resources.
I would call this a Servant Capitalist.