My girls and I had an opportunity of entering one of Suraya houses two weekends ago. It’s one of those magnificently finished five bedroom houses. Room by room we explored..three bedrooms upstairs , master ensuite , a big spacious kitchen and living room downstairs….I let myself see this house through the eyes of my seven year old daughter. At seven , you live in a world of unlimited possibilities. At seven , you believe your family doesn’t have a private jet because they don’t want to have a private jet. At seven , you believe in your day dreams. At seven , you actually want to have a lot of money and live in a mansion…
However , as we grow older, we are socialized to associate being rich with being greedy and corrupt. Being wealthy is a source of pride therefore immoral …even potentially sinful (“Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”) So we resent the rich even though they may have acquired their wealth not by stealing from the poor but by working their asses off and believing in their day dreams. We don’t understand how their riches came about ; and human beings have been socialized to fear what they don’t understand.
I watched The Secret and sighed because it was surreal. If you believe you are gonna have something , and make up your mind about it , this creates intention , and it is what drives you towards achieving that something. But you must have positive feelings towards what you want. You must feel good when you think about it. If it is good health you want , you must feel good (and not envious) when you see someone living a healthy lifestyle…
I am at a point in my life where I am obsessed with becoming rich. I want to have lots of money in the bank – enough to buy what I want and help whomever I want. I want to own property and lease out land. I want to have a deeper understanding of stocks and bonds and mutual funds. I want to have a house like that………and not through some depressing mortgage that will be serviced till Kingdom come.
I want to live the Bible verse “..I came that they might have life, and that they may have it abundantly” .
If you see me smiling by myself , I am thinking about this house ; or the fact that my children have been telling their friends that it is OUR HOUSE. 🙂
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