(Proverbs 10:4) He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Taking over is a mirage without financial freedom. Financial scarcity affects takeover negatively. If you take over without financial freedom, you are still in slavery. The Bible says, “Money answereth all things” and “money is a defence. Without financial freedom, takeover is illusive.
Keys to financial take over:
1. Start Something. Starting something is key to taking over. You cannot takeover without anything in your hands. God doesn’t throw money from heaven, He throws ideas, and people put these ideas into practice and make money. Anything that stops you from getting ideas has stopped you from getting money. A poor man is not the man who has no money, but the man who is doing nothing. Lazarus was not begging because he was poor, he was poor because he choose to beg. God is not a magician, but a miracle worker. He performs miracles with what you have. Many are poor not because God made them poor, but because they are lazy and lack ideas. If you refuse to be engaged in something, you will never have money (read Proverbs 19:15).
2. Good Time Management: An adage says “Time na money”. This is true, because time is a resource that is not renewable. Of all resources, time is a commodity that cannot be regained once it is lost. Time cannot be hoarded; it can only be used or wasted. Time wasters are money wasters. That time you are using on Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and gisting is money that you are wasting. etc Longevity of life is good but it is not the number of days you lived that matters, but the quality of life you lived. Stop wasting your time; invest it, bearing in mind that in all labour, there is profit. (Read Proverbs 14:23). If you don’t want to regret your old age, make good use of your time now. A stitch in time saves nine.
3. Kingdom Investment: Your financial empowerment is a product of your financial investment in God’s financial system. It takes financial seed to experience financial harvest. Pay your tithes and give good offerings to the Lord so that He will rebuke the enemies of business and financial resources for your sake (read Malachi 3:8-10). If you refuse to pay your tithe, things will be tight for you, but when you tithe, you tie the things that would have tied you.
Meditation: If you refuse to pay your tithe, things will be tight for you, but when you tithe, you tie the things that would have tied you
RM: The Secrets of Takeover DBR: Psalms 121 – 125
Prayer: Father, help me to be prudent. Bless the things that I am doing. Help me to manage my resources, including time and make me a kingdom investor in Jesus name, Amen.