How Much Is Enough?
John D. Rockefeller was presented with that question at the
height of his incredible personal wealth in the oil industry.
To which he responded, "One more dollar."
How much money is enough for you? Most men have not given that
honest thought. And most, like me, spend much of their life
living out the answer with "I don't know, but more than I have."
I was presented with that question by a mentor four years ago
and it rocked my world. It took several years to experience a
deep shift in my core convictions and all that was wrapped up
Wealth is a moving target. It is an illusion.
Here's the trap. Regardless of where you are today financially,
there is someone looking at you saying, "Well if I was only in
that guy's financial situation, then I would be at peace, be
able to rest, etc." And regardless of where you are today,
there is someone you are able to look at and think, "Oh, well,
if I was in his financial situation, then it'd be all good."
So here is the big illusion... no one feels wealthy. Not even the
I know, it sounds like heresy. But look what it truly surfaces...
this deep conviction in most men of "one more dollar" would
bring me the life that I am looking for.
For years I have asked God to break my agreement that more money
will bring more Life. And instead have been praying for an
internal shift. A choice. To choose contentment and gratitude,
and to pray for Bread from Heaven. Manna. Exactly what I need
for the life that God has called me to live. To ask the Father
to show what the "something" is that drives me to keep looking
for more money to satisfy.
All of my assets, from my income to my retirement, my home and
my vehicles, are pretty close to where they were four years ago.
On paper, not much has changed. But, there has been an enormous
shift internally. Most days I actually feel wealthy. It has
not been a shift in circumstances but rather a shift in beliefs
and a response to being fathered by God.
There is a reason that over 90% of all divorces in the first 7
years are attributed to finances. There is a reason that Jesus
taught more parables on money than any other single subject.
Imagine how powerful your life would be if you could bring deep
resolution - peace and freedom - to the category of money in
How much is enough for you? Really. Today. Look at your life.
What drives you? Motivates you?
If it is "one more dollar" or something close... it's time to
invite the Father into your beliefs on wealth. The decade of
the thirties is the golden opportunity to move from the slavery
to finances to the wealth of Sonship.
How much is enough?
Do you feel wealthy?