Matthew 6:33 ESV: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Today we will answer the questions of spirituality and money: can you be rich and spiritual? More specifically, I was asked if it would be better to make a lot of money first and then be able to do more for others instead of focusing first on helping others and making the world a better place.
I will share the answer; however, let’s first define the term spiritual.
According to the Oxford Living Dictionary, spiritual is defined as, “Relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.”
John 13:35 ESV, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Romans 8:28 ESV, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
Hebrews 13:16 ESV, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
Returning to the original question, in theory, accumulating wealth would be technically enable a person to do more. For example Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are making massive positive impacts in the world through their foundations.
In my life, I initially thought that I could either have fun or share ideas and concepts to help people. For a period of time, I would go out, travel, meet people and do fun things. However, I noticed that I wasn’t writing, filming, or moving forward this company as much as I felt drawn to do. Then, when I would focus on this company and creating content, I would notice that I wasn’t doing much with other people.
One day, I asked a new question. I asked, “How can I combine making a positive impact in the world and having a fun social life?” As soon as I asked this question, I started noticing numerous ways to make this a reality. And, the universe started manifesting the very thing I was focusing on. I started to meet people who had even more fantastic attitudes of abundance, contributed ideas, wanted to share in videos and more – to help make a greater positive impact in the world. When we weren’t doing all we could to make the world a better place, we had a great time, did fun things and laughed a lot (often at ourselves and the incredibly valuable things in life).
Applying this same concept for spirituality and money, we can ask a better question, “How can I be rich AND do all I can to make the world a better place?” If your desire is to have 10 million dollars in the bank (or investments), then we could ask an even more specific question, “How can I have 10 million dollars in the bank by [ date ] while making a greater and greater positive impact in the world?”
For example, one of the companies I am growing is an innovative health company, vitaliZEN. The products help people sleep better, reduce pain, and maximize one’s health naturally. Can it make a massive positive impact in peoples’ lives? Absolutely. Is it a passion of mine? Absolutely? Can it make a solid income to be able to grow and positively impact more people? Absolutely.
So, ask the question, “How can I be rich AND do all I can to make the world a better place?” and write down the answers that come to you now. Spirituality and money do go together. Be open to the inspired ideas that come to you later. Test them out with a mindset that success is in testing them. Ask yourself continually, how can I get even better results and continually improve.
And, most importantly, accomplish all your desires, especially the monetary ones, while also positively contributing to the world at large.
Wealth and peace,