I was in a very serious financial trouble. I was heavily indebted and did not know how to get myself out of the financial pit into which I had dug myself. My debtors were on my neck and I also had to take care of the immediate needs of my family.
I was puzzled as to why I was experiencing so much financial difficulty when people I was mentoring were doing very well in their business despite the fact that I was giving them the advice they were using to move their business forward. I could not understand what it was that I was doing wrong.
One day, I attended a meeting of the Full gospel business men fellowship and a young man stood up to testify. He was a very wealthy man but who grew up from an extremely poor back ground. He told us that he came to reveal the secret to success to us.
After telling us his story, he then told us to listen carefully to the secret to wealth that will guarantee prosperity to anyone who diligently practices it.
He gave us a list of people, institutions and organisations that he had helped in one form or another. He then said "if you want to be rich, you must be a Giver". You must consciously take a part of your income every month and donate it to a charity you feel that are doing something positive. The amount must be at least ten percent of your income for that month.
He then gave us a list of people who started giving when they had nothing and where they are today. I decided to do my own research and was shocked to discover that most of the millionaires in our world that have remained rich no matter the economic state of the world were committed Givers. It does not matter the industry or field in which they operate. As long as they gave, they prospered
Another man helped me understand this secret better. He said that God knew that there will always be poor people in our midst. So, God set up a plan of how to take care of these poor folks. He deliberately provided for people who go out of their way to make something available for the poor people of the world.
For instance, Warren Buffet gave away thirty Billion dollars to charity years ago but he is still one of the richest men in the world.
Another classic example is the story of CBN network. They were in a seriuos financial trouble when after a board meeting they decided to start tithing their income. Immediately they started the tithing, their income started to improve and in less than two years they had become a very profitable organisation.
I then decided to do something. Since I wanted to get out of debt, I decided to give out a quarter of my income every month, use another quarter of the income to pay down my debt and use the remain money for my needs.
The result has been amazing. I give the portion I want to tithe to my chapter of Full Gospel businessmen fellowship and the positive result on my finances has been awesome.
The secret to wealth is to set aside a portion of your income and sow it into a cause that will help the world become a better place.