The major secret of billionaires is their ability to find solutions to the challenges of humanity. All of them created solutions that brought the billions. Presently, Bill Gates is spending millions of dollars in search of renewable energy. By the time he finds one and become a major player in the electricity industry, we will say he is lucky. But we forget that he didn’t pray for financial breakthrough, he only found a solution to a global problem.
Wealthy people don’t necessarily look for money, they create solutions, and money will follow them! Larry Page and Sergey Brin went all out to help humanity find things faster on the internet, and billions of dollars followed them. Mark Zuckerberg created platforms for socialization, and over $71 billion followed him. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak went all out to reduce the size of computer. What problems are you solving for humanity?
Some people spend weeks on the mountain praying for financial breakthrough without knowing what to do to be rich. They just want to be rich anyhow. It doesn’t work that way. Real wealth comes through solving problems. Real wealth comes when we take a critical look around us, see the challenges that surrounds us, and proffer solutions to them.
One of the major reasons why millions of Africans live below the poverty line is our belief that magic wands will suddenly mint money for us. How many cups of mustard seeds did Mark Zuckerberg ate that made him an ‘instant’ billionaire? How many bottles of anointing oil did Jeff Bezos drank that turned him into an overnight owner of Amazon? I’m not belittling prayer, but most of us pray amiss.
This is how potential billionaires pray: “Dear Lord, Nigeria has electricity problem and I want to solve it. Lord, baptise me with fresh ideas on how to solve this problem, and connect me to the right partners to make it happen. Thank you Lord.” God will definitely download creative ideas into their minds.
Unfortunately, this is how majority of us pray: “Oh Lord, I command anyone who said that I will not prosper to collapse and die by fire!” Another person will say: “Lord, I need financial favour. I need divine connections. I need financial breakthrough urgently. Lord send money to me today.” When God listen to our prayers sometimes, I believe He will look down from the balcony of heaven and wonder why we failed to understand that wealth creation opportunities surrounds us.
Dear Sir/Madam, it is time to change our thinking and prayer pattern. We should stop looking for shortcut to the top, start looking for the problems you can solve for humanity. Money is actually a reward for solving problems for people. Keep soaring!
— High Chief ABS