But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. Deut 8:18 NIV
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. 2 Cor 8:9 NIV
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Ps 23:5 NIV
1. Passion – Are you connected to your own heart’s desire? We are naturally passionate about our own dreams. Kings give themselves permission to pursue those dreams, and they understand that God wrote those desires in their hearts. They are unashamed to prioritize the ambitions God gave them, and they expect fruit and blessing to come out of those initiatives. It’s fun to work on your dream instead of spending your life working on someone else’s. It’s OK to be yourself!
…who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Ps 103:5 NIV
2. Purpose – Am I connected to the desire in God’s heart? When I connect with the desire in my own heart, I can also make a connection with the larger Kingdom purpose in God’s heart. We all can play a role in what God is doing in the earth. The life leverage that comes from doing what the Father is doing is amazing. It’s fruitful and satisfying to make those connections and fulfill a destiny.
…your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matt 6:32-33 NIV
3. Permission – Does your heart have a good reason for success? What we actually believe and do comes right out of the script written on our hearts. What we think doesn’t drive the bus. Our core actions and beliefs are written in our hearts or subconscious. Our hearts need a good reason for our success. The fact is that our hearts already have good reasons for maintaining the status quo. Change means exchanging the old reasons for staying the same for some new ones to effect change. That logic or vows from our past is well below the surface of conscious thoughts. Changing heart boundaries is a huge key to possessing your land. Most people, even believers, don’t know how to do it.
Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Prov 4:23 NASU
4. A Plan – Do you have a life plan / business plan – in writing? Making a change and achieving something different comes from being very intentional with our faith and actions. It requires that we set goals and time frames for new accomplishments. Writing them down and saying them out loud will help you to discern if they are really in your heart already so that they can be accomplished. Goals are spiritual. They represent taking the passion of your heart and the purpose of God seriously.
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. Prov 21:5 NIV
5. Party – Do you have a team? Doing something in the Kingdom has an amazing networking component. Finding the people who have the other puzzle pieces to our dream is a huge ingredient. Finding mentors who have done it before and finding people who possess the talents we lack make a plan viable and multiply your spiritual anointing and practical effectiveness. When you find those people, making your dream come true is fun.
“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Matt 18:19-20 NIV
6. Practical – Do you have the finances and cash flow? Dreams and ministry always cost money. We all have to learn to manage money and to project our monthly cash flow out a year or more to anticipate opportunities and problems. Regardless of the dream or the mountain, stewardship and multiplication of the wealth that we do have is essential.
…but money is the answer for everything. Eccl 10:19 NIV
7. Process – Do you have the process? Creating a product or service or sale or marketing to multiply wealth and consistently deliver value to others involves developing a process. Developing those routines or procedures is part of what helps us involve others to make them successful. Having partners or employees always involves teaching others how to do the same thing and get the same results – process. Once you have a handle on your dream, mentors can really help you streamline the process aspects of making the dream work consistently, practically and financially.