Secret #7

Focus on Other People's Needs and Desires, and You Will Never, Ever Be Short of What You Yourself Desire and Need

Does God want you to be rich?

Let me ask you this instead: Does God want men and women to enjoy physical intimacy? People are sometimes made uncomfortable by this question, but I ask it to draw a parallel. I cannot tell you with any certainty that your pleasure is one of God's top concerns. But what I do know is that God wants men and women to live together as couples in the exclusive and holy covenant of marriage. It should not surprise us that a loving and gracious God would reward couples that follow His will with the greatest sensual pleasure available to humans. Similarly, I cannot assure you that God wants you to be rich. However, this I can tell you: God does want us to be obsessively preoccupied with one another's needs and wants, and if a good and loving God should reward those who follow his wishes with the incredible blessing of wealth, why should that surprise us either? It should not.

There is only one way to make money: finding out what other people want or need and then providing those things to as many of our fellow humans as possible. This is the only way to earn money, no matter your occupation. In order to do this effectively, you need to establish meaningful connections with your customers. This is no accident: God has designed money to be an instrument that both rewards and motivates us to do His will.

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