21 Weeks to (Real) Prosperity
This book will examine and advocate a (Real) Prosperity gospel anchored upon the tenets of the Bible, both Old and New Testament. Twenty-one specific principles drawn from Scripture constitute the basis for the pursuit of true biblical prosperity.
In this book, I will be your life coach. “Yet,” you ask, “why do I even need coaching in this time of unlimited educational opportunity?” The answer: In America today, social media, the internet, television, and the schools all militate against your adopting the spiritual philosophy of excellence advocated by the Bible. Why has the Bible consistently been the best-selling book in the world? Unlike any other self-help book, the Bible contains the real seeds for your success in business, money, relationships, and ultimately your eternity with Christ. If you are pursuing the secular expectations of our culture to be accepted, you may be confused, weak, and unable to achieve stability and growth in your relationships, your career, and your spiritual life. You may live paycheck to paycheck with broken relationships, failed marriages, and emotional turmoil, resulting in an unstable, unhappy, and unhealthy existence.
By embracing the twenty-one principles outlined here, you are establishing a foundation for the pursuit of excellence in your workplace, your business, your family, and your relationship with God. However, your time on earth, even if you live to be 100, is less than one second compared to the trillions and trillions of years you will dwell in eternity, eitheer Heaven or Hell. Consequently, achieving eternal true prosperity, requires a commttment and relationship with Jesus Christ.
However, even if you are not a Christian and you are not interested in becoming a believer, by adhering to these 21 principles, you will still put yourself in position for success in every arena of this life except, of course, you will enter eternity without Christ.
By definition, Real Prosperity equals the pursuit of excellence in business, family, career and your relationship with God. This is the only book you will find anywhere that incorporates the 21 most important biblical values as a prescription for living a life of excellence and shows you exactly how to develop the discipline to achieve that true prosperity.
The book is unique also in that we teach the biblical methodology for healing and how persoal excellence can only be achieved if we are willing to fight to defend our religious, economic, and political freedoms. There is no prosperity in tyranny.
Exercising faith is the same as seeing the glass as half full, not half empty. The person of a simple faith conveys a positive attitude to others that is infectious. Faith gives birth to perseverance, self-discipline, and victory over our fears. Because we have faith in the positive ultimate outcome, we can sustain perseverance in difficulties and self-discipline in the face of temporary pain. We defeat our fears based on our knowledge that in the end, based on our faith, we win!
“And Jesus answered them, ‘Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be taken up and thrown into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore, I tell you ,‘Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours”’ (Mark 11:22–24).
The message here is not to try to toss the Rocky Mountains out to the Pacific Ocean! Rather, what seems impossible to you and me in the natural is not only possible but plausible with God. Everyone knows and loves the underdog. American farmers with muskets defeated England, the greatest empire in the world in 1776. The US hockey team upset Russia in the 1980 Olympics. Martin Luther King Jr. overcame racism and the Ku Klux Klan to establish civil rights for African Americans. Men and women rise from poverty to build billion-dollar businesses across America. The “can do” attitude upon which America is anchored reflects faith in our ability to overcome incredible odds to achieve success. As a Christian, I marshal my faith and confidence from God. A nonbeliever might base his or her faith simply upon confidence in self. When you listen to people who constantly tell you all the reasons you will not succeed, they are devoid of faith in God or you. Avoid those people (unless, of course, they happen to be your spouse or children!). If you are unfortunately working under a boss with a negative attitude, you may want to seek a job transfer or look for other employment. The negative attitudes of bosses and others will eventually drag you down unless you consciously fight for a faith-based positive outlook each day.
Regarding business, “having a positive attitude opens your mind to trying new methods, adapting to new technologies, and identifying opportunities.” According to research conducted by NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information, people with a positive mindset are more successful because they recognize opportunities and take advantage of them (“Why Having a Positive Attitude Matters if You Want to Succeed,” Digital Resource)