Good management is the most absent component in the world. Most people fail at being good managers. Me especially!
If every human self-evaluates we have all mismanaged some portions of our lives in some way or another.
In my About page, I stated “I am an ambassador and promoter of the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness! Sent to be a change agent to the world.”
As I continue to evolve in my spiritual life and continue my journey on Earth after losing my spouse. When he was alive, we always dreamed and a major goal for our life together was to be financially free.
Now he is gone. It’s still a personal goal and one I am called to. To set the captives free.
In the meantime, my focus is to set myself free. In understanding Kingdom Principles, we cannot claim and enjoy the benefits of God’s Kingdom until we understand how it operates.
So, here is my study time on how to manifest financial freedom.
What I learned is management is the key. Here in this blog post, I will discuss the principle of management. The Kingdom edition.
The Principle of Management
The Christian community has avoided the most important principle of Kingdom life which is management.
As defined by Dr. Myles Munroe: “A kingdom may be defined as “the sovereign rule of a king over territory (domain), impacting it with his will, purpose, and intent.” In this biblical text, the word “kingdom” as used by Jesus refers to God’s government, God’s rulership, God’s dominion over the earth.
- A Kingdom is a government.
- A kingdom is an administration.
- And it is the ONLY message Jesus preached!
Governments are in the business of management of resources. The key to good government is the effective management delegation and distribution of resources.
In the New Testament, The Church is the community of the Kingdom of God. The Church is NOT the Kingdom of God but the concrete result of the Kingdom.
Religious people think God operates out of emotions. They believe if they can get God to feel sorry for them, they can get anything they want. Which is why they are still broke. Or just over broken!
The cost of the crisis has been detrimental to humankind.
What is that cost you say?
Greed Crisis – the mismanagement of resources for personal benefit
A greedy spirit will manipulate resources where he or she will reap the ultimate benefit of the resources only. Luke 12 (MSG)
If you aren’t careful, you can be greedy and not realize it. It can sneak up on you. There is no crisis in the Kingdom. Only opportunity.
Understanding The Foundation of Becoming Financially Smart
When God created the earth, he didn’t allow anything to grow until he created a species to manage it. Gen 2 (MSG)
God’s primary purpose for man is to dominate earth and he wants it to happen through the management of resources.
The divine goal of humankind is the extension of the culture of heaven on earth and this requires management. And the divine strategy of God was for humankind to dominate through work.
Avoda, or Avodah (Hebrew: עֲבוֹדָה), means “work, worship, and service” in Hebrew. In a modern context, usually referring to business-type activities, it can also mean agricultural work and, more traditionally, serving God.
Ergon or εργασία means work, labor, job, employment, business, or operation in ancient Greek.
2041 érgon (from ergō, “to work, accomplish”) – a work or worker who accomplishes something. 2041 /érgon (“work”) is a deed (action) that carries out (completes) an inner desire (intention, purpose).
God doesn’t make rich people or poor people. He just makes people.
Some become rich, some become poor depending on how they manage.
God created us to be managers of the resources he has given us.
Business management is the key to knowing how to manage. We must switch our mindsets to being a manager of a business because we work for the government of our kingdom.
Jay Z Hip Hop’s First Billionaire also understood this principle when he said, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.”
Humankind’s primary assignment is that God needed a manager.
The divine goal of humankind is the extension of the culture of heaven on earth and that requires management.
Therefore, the divine strategy of God was for humankind to dominate earth through work. Because there was no man to work. The creator was held up because he had no manager.
The principal key to a kingdom on earth given to humankind by God is management.
- God protects his resources from bad management.
- God withholds resources from bad management.
- God won’t allow growth where there is bad management.
- God will not answer a prayer requested by anyone who is a bad manager.
Unfortunately, this isn’t taught extensively in the church, but it shows up in the first book of the bible the divine manuscript for the Christian community.
Religion is a killer. It destroys because it takes away the very thing you need the most management.
Management demands work. Religion makes you lazy. This is why Christians love miracles above management. But Miracles cancels management.
They think God likes miracles. He does not. Miracles destroy management. Miracles are like the lottery. You gain without effort. Gambling is an attempt to gain without effort.
Jesus says only a wicked generation will seek miracles. Matt. 16:4
Although Jesus is known for the miracles he performed. He performed them so that the generation who lived during that time would believe He was sent by God. But He made His message known when he arrived.
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matt. 4:17 (ESV)
He picked up where John left off: “Change your life. God’s kingdom is here.” Matt. 4:17 (MSG)
And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; [a] repent and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:15 (ESV)
After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee preaching the Message of God: “Time’s up! God’s kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message.” Mark 1:15 (MSG)
The kingdom of God, Jesus replied, is not something people will be able to see and point to. Then came these striking words: “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21)
With those words, Jesus gave voice to a teaching that is universal and timeless.
Money runs from the one who pursues it.
Easy come, easy go, but steady diligence pays off. Proverbs 13:11 (MSG)
The Bible says money is attracted to management.
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, and your wine vats will brim over.
But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.” Proverbs 3:5-12-5-12 (MSG)
A Lesson from the Ant
“You lazy fool, look at an ant.
Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two.
Nobody has to tell it what to do.
All summer it stores food; at harvest it stockpiles provisions.
So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing?
How long before you get out of bed?
A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next?
Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, poverty as your permanent houseguest! Proverbs 6:6-11 (MSG)
- Management is defined as the effective, efficient, correct, and timely use of another person’s property and resources for the purpose for which they were delegated to produce the expected added value back to the person.
- Management automatically implies you don’t own the material.
- Management implies when you bring it back it’s supposed to be better.
Management and Prayer
God will never give you what you pray for only what you can manage.
God wants us to be an economic expert. To get the most out of the least. To add value to our gift.
God watches our management to see if you can handle what you are asking for. Never pray beyond your ability to manage.
Money is supposed to come to you. If it is moving away, it is telling you can’t manage.
God doesn’t encourage waste. We don’t manage our waste.
The reason God created tithing has nothing to do with giving God money. God doesn’t need anything from us. Everything already belongs to God.
Tithing and offerings are God’s management training program through mankind.
God tells us that 10% of everything is His. But so is 90%. 100% of everything belongs to God.
Money isn’t your problem Management is.
Tithing isn’t about money, it’s about management. It’s about whether you can consistently put aside everything for God’s purposes.
It’s not about the money. It’s about your discipline to put it aside. And your obedience.
Tithing (characteristics of a manager):
- Discipline takes control.
- Honesty No one is watching but God managers must be honest.
- Diligence means you continually work at it to make sure you don’t steal.
- Faithfulness it takes to tithe.
- Trustworthiness God must trust you every time.
Jesus showed us top-class management of resources.
- Parable of the bread and fish. Matt. 14:13
- Blessed are those poor in spirit, the beatitudes. Matt. 5: 3
- Meek is defined in the Greek controlled strength. Controlled power. Self-discipline. Matt. 5:5
God gives money to managers. When you mismanage money, it runs away.
When you want quick money, it runs away.
When you want to profit. Become a better manager. Management leads to profit.
You don’t get profit by prophesying. You get it from management.
God will give you ideas to go to work. Every time you pray for money. God will give you an idea. God gives ideas, not cash.
It’s not money you lack. It’s the management of ideas. (Proverbs 13:11, Proverbs17:16, Matt 6:24)
You cannot serve God and money. (Ecc 5:10, Ecc 10:19)
Money answers all things and money explains all things.
How To Manifest Financial Freedom?
- Gain wisdom by getting wealth management knowledge, understanding & using wisdom. Luke 16
- You tithe to protect yourself because God is watching.
- Don’t buy things you don’t need.
- Reorganize your life.
- Restructure your life.
- Do what you are supposed to be doing from the beginning.
- Delegate where you need.
- Invest and Collect
- Money is attracted to management.
- You don’t pursue money it comes after management.
Why You Need Wisdom as a Manager
Wisdom is application. Knowledge is information. Understanding is comprehension. You can have knowledge and understanding but only wisdom works.
In all your getting, get wisdom. Because wisdom is better than knowledge and understanding. You can have Knowledge and understanding but don’t have wisdom. Wisdom is application.
If you don’t apply what you know it doesn’t benefit you.
The People of this world are wiser than the people who are supposed to have the light.
Jobs are good but Your job is not your work. Your work is what you were born to do. It’s time to do it!
You will never prosper from your job. From 9-5, you are employed. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But…
After 5 you are deployed. You can never be unemployed when you have been deployed.
In conclusion of this study to manifest financial freedom, turn your home into a university. It should become a center for growth and development. We must learn how to become managers God can trust and discover what kind of work we should be doing,
Then God tells us to make friends with the world. And use worldly wealth to gain friends.
“Now here’s a surprise: The master praised the crooked manager! And why? Because he knew how to look after himself. Streetwise people are smarter in this regard than law-abiding citizens.
They are on constant alert, looking for angles, surviving by their wits. I want you to be smart in the same way—but for what is right—using every adversity to stimulate you to creative survival, to concentrate your attention on the essentials, so you’ll live, really live, and not complacently just get by on good behavior.” Luke 16:9 (MSG)
And most importantly change your thinking.
God wants us to have wealth now and wealth later. If you can manage a little you can be trusted with Much. Little attracts much. If we effectively manage the little.
Management should be the primary goal of humankind. Whatever you fail to manage you will lose.
God’s Primary measure of trust is management. God will give more to effective management.
Because Management attracts resources. God will not give you what you ask for only what you can manage (money, resources, people, facility, equipment)
What happens to you will expose whether you were a manager or a mismanager.
Hard times will reveal if you are a good manager or a bad manager. I don’t know about you, but I am diligently working to become the kind of manager God can trust with wealth and resources.
During this journey of transformation, understanding these spiritual principles I need for living financially free is becoming the foundation upon which I am being built for the work of inspiring others to become good managers God can trust too.
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