To Live A Rich Life

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‘Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.’ – Apostle Paul

In the pursuit of happiness many believe that an abundance of money will cure all ills.  But it has been my observation that wealth without a plan to use it for the betterment of others, other than yourself, can develop into a cancer that will ultimately consume and destroy you.

I have dined and lived amongst millionaires, and I have slept on the dirt floor of a village hut. And it is my conclusion that it is possible to at times have greater peace and happiness in a hut than in a mansion.

Wealth is comparative, and it is foolish to compare what you have or don’t have with another. Compared to Bill Gates I am poor. Compared to the refugee I am a billionaire.

If you want to feel rich, then spend some time amongst the poor. If you want to feel poor, then spend some time around the rich. If you want to live a balanced life, then do both. Learn from both ends of the spectrum, and then live true to yourself.

Money is a powerful tool to be used for good. The love of money is what is evil.

When it comes to money – let it be the water and you be the pipeline that transports it to where it can purchase that which can do the most good. Don’t be a reservoir. Be a channel. Don’t be a dam. Be a floodgate.

But in your giving, be discerning. Give a hand up and not just a hand out. Care for the widows. Feed the orphans. Rescue the perishing.

Be the solution, not the problem. Share what you have – no matter how big or how small. For true living arises from a life that is dedicated to true giving.

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