KNOW WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY YOURS

I have come so you can have a great, abundandant,

happy, fulfilled, exciting life.

-Jesus (Author paraphrased)

 

Number one:

You have to know covenant. What can

you have? What can you expect out of life? Most

Christians don’t know what is their right.

There is a story of a young man who ran away at

age sixteen. At age 30, a lawyer found him living on the

street, homeless and broke. The lawyer said “Your parents

passed away ten years ago, leaving you millions of

dollars.” Understand this: That man was a millionaire

by all defi nitions for over ten years, yet never enjoyed his

wealth. Why? Because he did not know what was rightfully

his. As Christians, we have great wealth ready for

us. But if we don’t know what is rightfully ours, we will

go a lifetime not enjoying it.

Let me give you a few scriptures concerning what

God wants you to have. The Bible has a lot more scriptures

on God’s blessings. I encourage you to search them

out. Learn them, know them, meditate on them. Faith

(what you believe) comes through hearing. Until you truly

believe that God wants you blessed, you will subconsciously

fi ght the blessings. Genesis 12:2 showed you that

we have the same favor as Abraham. Genesis 24:1 tells

us God blessed Abraham in all things (same covenant we

have). Romans 8:31 says if God is for me (his favor is on

me), who can be against me. Verse 32 continues, He shall

freely give us all things (in other words, blessings come to

me). First Corinthians 3:21 says all things are ours. First

Timothy 6:17 says God gives us richly all things to enjoy.

Hebrews 6:13 says after Abraham waited patiently, he

received the promise (the same promise we are afforded).

Third John 1:2 says God will make you prosper in all

things, even in health as your thinking prospers.

That is exciting that all that Abraham had, I can

have. You look at Abraham’s life and the favor of God

was on him. Money seemed to chase him. It didn’t matter

that his nephew Lot took the best land, the best opportunity,

God’s favor brought blessings to Abraham, not to

Lot. Favor is more powerful than even opportunity, more

powerful than what our eye can see. So what if someone

else took something that was yours? Favor will bring

back a seven times return. So what if your business looks

bleak? With favor, even bleak becomes abundant. Whatever

Abraham touched seemed to prosper. At the end of

his life, he had received all the promises. Isn’t that what

we want?

 There are things we have to do to get our

money—knowing we have it available isn’t enough. Faith

without works is dead. We can’t be just hearers of the

Word, we have to be doers.

This week:

1. Research blessings scriptures, prosperity

scriptures, God’s goodness scriptures and write

them down.

2. Every morning, read them when you get up.

 

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FAVOR

Galatians 3:14 and 3:26 say the same

covenant Abraham had with God, we have. So what is

this covenant? Lets go to Genesis 12:2 to find out. God

says, “I will make you a great nation, I will bless you with

an abundant increase of favor.”

Favor is the key. Favor is better than money.

Money comes and goes, but favor attracts money, ideas,

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businesses to you. To the world, favor is luck. The world

says, “Scot is just lucky.” No, Scot has the favor of God

on him. It is that favor that brought me a toy company.

That favor brought me great land deals, brought me book

opportunities, gets me best speaking engagements in the

biggest churches, and got me on CNN to be co-interviewed

with Steve Forbes, and brought me my Internet company.

I could go on and on.

How do you explain a 5’4” guy

stuck with an eighties hair-do getting a gorgeous wife

(inside and out)? Favor. There are a lot of single people

out there trying to chase Mr./Mrs. Right. Why not become

the person that Mr/Mrs Right chases? 

A deer hunter who chases deer only catches the sick ones. Maybe it is time

you stop chasing those sick relationships and tap into the

power of favor.

 It’s time to cut that thinking down.

First, let’s briefLy explain what a covenant is. A

covenant is a two-sided thing. Our covenant with God

is two sided. When we do our part, God will always do

His part. When we don’t do our part, then the covenant

is broken. Let me give you an example. Me and my kids

have a chore covenant. If they do their chores, I will

always give them their allowance. I would never go back

Think Like 234 a billionaire, Become a Billionaire

on that, just like your God would never go back on His

end. Let’s say Laken comes to me and says, “Dad, I need

my allowance,” but I know he hasn’t done his chores. I

would say, “Sorry son, no allowance for you.” Now he

could sit around and claim his covenant all he wanted, he

could name and claim it, he could pray for it, beg for it,

but it doesn’t matter, he did not keep his end of the covenant.

Same thing for our covenant with God. If we will

do our part, God will always do His. But if we don’t, well

then no favor for you.

Luke 2:52 says Jesus grew in favor with God and

man. Before Jesus embarked on His purpose, it was

important that He grew in favor. Since we are Christ like,

we to need to grow in favor. Connect to that covenant,

and increase in favor. 

Stop Chasing Money

People spend a lifetime chasing the things

they want, instead create an atmosphere that

attracts the things you want.

-Scot Anderson

A few years back, I was sitting in a restaurant across

from a guy worth over 500 million dollars. The guy

gave my ministry $5000 to eat with me (funny thing is I

would have paid that to eat with him). This guy proved

yet again that wealthy people think on an entirely different

level. At one point, I said my TV ministry required

a lot of money to stay on the air. Right away, he asked

how much was a lot of money. I thought a moment to

gather my latest calculations from my accountant, then

naturally I rounded up a little (sorry, I am human) and

I said $10,000 a week. A look of mixed emotions flittered

across his face. It looked like disappointment and

maybe a little pity.

He then smiled and said, “I thought you said it was

a lot. Last week, I shelled out another 20 million dollars

for one of my ventures.” I was slightly embarrassed and

taken aback. I then waited the rest of the conversation for

him to say, “Hey let me pick up the tab.” These words

never came out of his mouth, and I don’t believe ever entered

his thoughts.

Later, as I played that over in my head, his reaction

made sense to me. He is worth at least 200 times what I

am worth. It is like me sitting down with someone whose

total net worth is 10k and they say to me they have this big

expense that is important to their future. I say “Wow, how

much is it?” They reply $50. My mind would be like, That

isn’t that big of a deal. You should be able to raise that

with very little effort. I would not even consider helping

because it is such a small amount that is definitely reachable

by that person. Giving it to them might even hinder

their growth and satisfaction from doing it on their own. To

him, $10,000 is like pocket change. It’s like most people

wondering if they should supersize their meal and spend

the extra $1.37.

In the conversation that followed he said something

to me that was more life changing than everything all the

other wealthy people said put together. This one phrase

changed my life, and I know for a fact this is how wealthy

people at their core think. He said, “People spend their

whole life chasing money and never catching it.”

Let’s stop right there for a moment. Isn’t that

what we do? We chase that good old dollar. Chase it

at work, chase it to retirement, chase it in our budgets,

chase it on Wall Street, chase it in our business… Our

parents spent their entire lives chasing the same thing our

grandparents chased. No one caught it, why do we think

we will?

He continued, “People spend their whole life

chasing money and never catching it. I decided at a very

young age to become someone that attracted money. I

want money to chase me.” There it is. That might be

one of the greatest statements on money ever spoken.

We spend our whole life chasing money, when all we

need to do is become the person that money chases.

There is a huge difference between the guy who has to

go beat down doors trying to fi nd a good business deal

and the guy who great business deals are beating down

his door. There is a huge difference between the guy

who spends his whole life looking for money making opportunities

and the guy for whom money making opportunities

come looking.

Let’s think in the terms of deer hunting. Most of

us know a deer hunter, been around one, read about one.

When I was fourteen years old, my dad took me deer hunting

(not one of our great father/son trips). Neither one of

us had ever hunted deer, but in our minds it seemed easy.

Get a gun, go out in the forest, fi nd a deer, and shoot it.

What is sad and maybe funny is we wouldn’t have known

what to do with it if we did get a deer, which is similar to

people and money.

So we go out deer hunting. We wondered around

that stupid forest for three days and never saw a deer.

Simply put, we were chasing the deer like most people

chase money. Later we found out that you don’t chase

deer, you create an environment that attracts the deer to

you. You never hear of a deer hunter training for the deer

season. “I have to get in prime shape to catch that deer.”

There are no classes to get a hunter more speed and agility.

Honestly, deer hunters are quite the opposite, they’re

maybe a little lazy. They spend their time building a huge

chair in a tree so they can sit for eight hours at a time.

The hunter doesn’t prepare to chase the deer, the hunter

prepares the environment to attract the deer to him. The

hunter gets all the right gear on, gets the perfect spot, and

rubs deer pee on themselves. (Who would have thought

you could start a business and make millions selling deer

pee? Funny question is, how do you know it is deer pee?

If you can make millions selling deer pee, that tells me

that whatever million dollar idea God has given you, it

definitely is a good one.) The hunter creates an environment

that brings the deer to them.

 

Stop Chasing Money

People spend a lifetime chasing the things

they want, instead create an atmosphere that

attracts the things you want.

-Scot Anderson

A few years back, I was sitting in a restaurant across

from a guy worth over 500 million dollars. The guy

gave my ministry $5000 to eat with me (funny thing is I

would have paid that to eat with him). This guy proved

yet again that wealthy people think on an entirely different

level. At one point, I said my TV ministry required

a lot of money to stay on the air. Right away, he asked

how much was a lot of money. I thought a moment to

gather my latest calculations from my accountant, then

naturally I rounded up a little (sorry, I am human) and

I said $10,000 a week. A look of mixed emotions flittered

across his face. It looked like disappointment and

maybe a little pity.

He then smiled and said, “I thought you said it was

a lot. Last week, I shelled out another 20 million dollars

for one of my ventures.” I was slightly embarrassed and

taken aback. I then waited the rest of the conversation for

him to say, “Hey let me pick up the tab.” These words

never came out of his mouth, and I don’t believe ever entered

his thoughts.

Later, as I played that over in my head, his reaction

made sense to me. He is worth at least 200 times what I

am worth. It is like me sitting down with someone whose

total net worth is 10k and they say to me they have this big

expense that is important to their future. I say “Wow, how

much is it?” They reply $50. My mind would be like, That

isn’t that big of a deal. You should be able to raise that

with very little effort. I would not even consider helping

because it is such a small amount that is definitely reachable

by that person. Giving it to them might even hinder

their growth and satisfaction from doing it on their own. To

him, $10,000 is like pocket change. It’s like most people

wondering if they should supersize their meal and spend

the extra $1.37.

In the conversation that followed he said something

to me that was more life changing than everything all the

other wealthy people said put together. This one phrase

changed my life, and I know for a fact this is how wealthy

people at their core think. He said, “People spend their

whole life chasing money and never catching it.”

Let’s stop right there for a moment. Isn’t that

what we do? We chase that good old dollar. Chase it

at work, chase it to retirement, chase it in our budgets,

chase it on Wall Street, chase it in our business… Our

parents spent their entire lives chasing the same thing our

grandparents chased. No one caught it, why do we think

we will?

He continued, “People spend their whole life

chasing money and never catching it. I decided at a very

young age to become someone that attracted money. I

want money to chase me.” There it is. That might be

one of the greatest statements on money ever spoken.

We spend our whole life chasing money, when all we

need to do is become the person that money chases.

There is a huge difference between the guy who has to

go beat down doors trying to fi nd a good business deal

and the guy who great business deals are beating down

his door. There is a huge difference between the guy

who spends his whole life looking for money making opportunities

and the guy for whom money making opportunities

come looking.

Let’s think in the terms of deer hunting. Most of

us know a deer hunter, been around one, read about one.

When I was fourteen years old, my dad took me deer hunting

(not one of our great father/son trips). Neither one of

us had ever hunted deer, but in our minds it seemed easy.

Get a gun, go out in the forest, fi nd a deer, and shoot it.

What is sad and maybe funny is we wouldn’t have known

what to do with it if we did get a deer, which is similar to

people and money.

So we go out deer hunting. We wondered around

that stupid forest for three days and never saw a deer.

Simply put, we were chasing the deer like most people

chase money. Later we found out that you don’t chase

deer, you create an environment that attracts the deer to

you. You never hear of a deer hunter training for the deer

season. “I have to get in prime shape to catch that deer.”

There are no classes to get a hunter more speed and agility.

Honestly, deer hunters are quite the opposite, they’re

maybe a little lazy. They spend their time building a huge

chair in a tree so they can sit for eight hours at a time.

The hunter doesn’t prepare to chase the deer, the hunter

prepares the environment to attract the deer to him. The

hunter gets all the right gear on, gets the perfect spot, and

rubs deer pee on themselves. (Who would have thought

you could start a business and make millions selling deer

pee? Funny question is, how do you know it is deer pee?

If you can make millions selling deer pee, that tells me

that whatever million dollar idea God has given you, it

definitely is a good one.) The hunter creates an environment

that brings the deer to them.