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Success is irrelevant to purpose.

 

Yes money does provide and takes care of your needs. It is said that money makes the world go round. But money should not define you. Many men are respected for what they have, not for who they are.

 

The book of Genesis describes that the climax of God’s creative work was His extraordinary creation of man. He distinguished man from all other creatures. When God created Man, He did not just breath in oxygen, God breathed His own breath of life into man. Man is more than “dust” or physical substance. Man has a spirit. God is the source of life, and He directly placed life into man. This breath of life is seen again in John 20:22, as Jesus imparts new life to His disciples. The breath of God, is the life and power of God, given to man to animate him. He breathed in life filled with power, authority, potentials and so much more.

 

Therefore it will be wrong for man to equate himself base on money and material things. Human begins where not purchased to be created, Gen. 1: 26 states that God gave man dominion. This dominion which is our heritage was actually given before money was invented. Money is actually man-made. For money to define an individual, it erases the person's God-given potentials and capabilities.

 

Your innate potentials is priceless. Money cannot define or bring you down. You may be driving a Phantom or Rolls Royce car but it does not measure up to who you are and who you will become. Many have moved from grace to grass and grass to grace. It is what you have within that produces success.

 

A highly paid job does not bring happiness though it may amount to some sort of security but it does not bring fulfillment. The only one who can satisfy the human soul is the one who created it.

 

Man was created in the image of God refers to the immaterial part of man. It sets man apart from the animal world, fits him for the dominion, God intended him to have over the earth (Genesis 1:28), and enables him to commune with his Maker. It is a likeness mentally, morally, and socially.

 

Money could intimidate people around you but popularity on the bases of financial wealth is not your identity, Love is your identity. If you are seeking a particular status to identify you, that is not success. You cannot climb up to find yourself, you have to find yourself to climb up. The ultimate question is, what are you worth without money.

 

According to Bobby Schuller - "I'm not what I do. I'm not what I have. I'm not what people say about me. I am the beloved of God. It's who I am. No one can take it from me. I don't have to worry. I don't have to hurry. I can trust my friend Jesus and share his love with the world."

 

Success does not define you, you define success - Hazel Breen.

 

You are worth much more than the big mansion, the bosh car, the private jet, fleet of cars and all your business establishments in Dubai and around the world. You are also not defined by them. Money is just a tool that God uses to bless us. Do not set out to make money; set out to impart in the lives of others. No one goes to the grave with money but a good name outlives the bearer.

 

Shalom!

Edited by Njoku Vivian Chidinma
Correction of grammar
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You are a positive and encouraging writer. I admire that. I think the world is a much better place when you encounter others who are willing to read and listen to others opinions and faith.

We all start with a foundation and grow from there and sometimes in moving our foundations change but we are still a part of 'the world'. I do believe what you are saying about money not defining your character as that should be found before you pursue success and dreams. There are people who try to pull you down or treat you like you are without value but in those battles you can prove your worth to yourself and others. Have a beautiful day! Thank you for the wonderful read.

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