Ancient characters of the Holy Bible, such as: Abraham, Job, King Saul, King David and others were said to be wealthy men of God in the scriptures. It is said that these men obtained great wealth by giving 10% of their money away to God. God tells Abraham in the Old Testament to give Him 10% of all that he owns and he will be blessed financially because of it.
Great men and women of the 20th and in the 21st century say that giving money away actually makes themselves feel good and brings many blessings into their life. Businessmen such as Donald Trump, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates have all given money away and in return they have helped many people and they have been financially blessed.
Powerful and influential women such as Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie and Martha Stewart are all said to be big donors and rich women. These women know how to draw wealth to themselves and plenty of it. Oprah Winfrey is best known for her hit television talk show that airs daily on national television. Martha Stewart is known for her amazing television cooking shows and the Martha Stewart Living daily television program. Angelina Jolie is of course known for her acting in popular movies.
As you can see, we have a diverse group of people here. We have rich men and women. Most of all, they come from diverse groups and religious backgrounds. All of them seem to have money. They are all giving and powerful in what they do. They are known to be top experts in their areas. The interesting thing is that they are not all from the same religious background and they are all not preachers or known for their great religious sermons. How does a person get rich then? Is giving away your money and financial resources, truly a way to get rich? Did our parents teach us wrong when they told us to, “always hold onto our money for a rainy day?” In my research, I have found that the wealthiest people in the world are actually givers. They donate a lot of their money to charity and their time as well. In return, they seem to gain great wealth. Is their some type of financial energy that is becoming more obvious?
Most people around the world claim that they cannot afford to give 10% of their earnings away each week. They say that they cannot afford it and that giving away 10% is way to steep. The average person however does give something away each year. It may be a $1.00 in an offering basket each week or they may choose to volunteer some time to a specific charity. However, they seem to lead basic and ordinary lives. They often do not become billionaires or millionaires. They seem to live average or below average financial lifestyles.
According to the movie, “The Secret”, the best way to get anything is to ask for it. The movie teaches that the laws of attraction are indeed real and they work if you put them into practice. This is said to work for atheists, agnostics and believers in a particular religion. Is this really the secret to wealth?
It is amazing that most billionaires and millionaires come from different religious backgrounds. There are rich people in literally every faith around the world. However, many faiths teach that giving a portion of their money away actually helps people and brings wealth to you. If everyone is practicing a different faith and believing in something entirely different from someone else and still gaining wealth, then it means that the law of attraction can truly apply to anyone that desires money or material possessions.
Saudi Arabia is said to be one of the richest countries in the world. As we know, this is a country that considers the Muslim faith to be their primary religion. It is said that many Saudi’s are billionaires and have tremendous wealth. Many religions teach that God blesses his own people. However, everyone that is on the Forbes.com richest persons list comes from different backgrounds from around the world. It is obvious that it does not make a difference what religious background you come from. What matters is that you are practicing the law of attraction.
Money does not seem to be given to us when we volunteer our time to do something. Instead, something nice may be done for you by someone else. Mother Theresa was one of the most giving women to ever have lived in the world. She volunteered a great portion of her life to the hurting and wounded children of Calcutta India. However she did not become a billionaire or a millionaire because of it. She died penniless and broke and with great admiration from the world that knew of her. Her energy brought happiness to the lives of thousands of people that needed her. However, she did not get rich. Other people that gave their lives to helping others and who did get financially wealthy were and are: Jesus Christ, Billy Graham, Gandhi and others. Why didn’t they get wealthy and the others did?
Jesus Christ, Billy Graham and Gandhi are all said to be givers. Whatever they did have, they often gave away to help others. They were not out to live in fancy homes or to have wealth that would be admired by others. They instead wanted to help others to find their way and whatever wealth they did have, was said to be given away to help others that were in need.
I believe that wealth is obtained by first asking for what you want from the spirit world. You must ask for it and believe that you will get it. You do not have to be educated to obtain wealth either. There are thousands of successful entrepreneurs who do not have any education beyond high school. Does having a college degree mean that you will instantly gain wealth of any sort? The answer to this question is no.
Many people strive to start their own business to receive financial freedom. However, if you look at a financially successful stock broker, you will find that they are working for someone else and still earning millions of dollars. You can find the same with many successful real estate agents. Many real estate agents continue to work for successful companies despite becoming rich. They could easily start their own real estate office with their own name on it. However they choose to work for a real estate agency.
The power of gaining wealth seems to be given to those that want it and who are willing to give a portion of their wealth away to charities and others that are in need. Most wealthy people do not just give $10.00 away, but they are literally giving away thousands, millions and even billions. They don’t have to do this, but they are choosing to do this because they want to be able to help others that are in need. There is power behind what they do and why they have become so successful at it.
I tried an experiment once and it did work for me. I decided to take 10% of all of what I had and give it to charity. I was attending a small Christian church at the time and I did give my money away. I noticed that within a weeks timing, my money was coming back to me in ways that I never expected. I was given a raise by one of my bosses and nothing went wrong with my car that week. I usually had car trouble every other day. I even had a car mechanic give me a special price on fixing the problem so that it would never happen again. I stopped giving the 10% away after 3 weeks and slowly my problems began to come back to me. I had car troubles and rent that was getting to steep for me to pay and I felt bombarded by financial heartaches. I knew that something had to change for me and I was not sure what it was. I however did feel that I had to make some adjustments if I was ever going to see any form of wealth come to me.
Anyone that I have ever met that has ever tried tithing has told me that their finances were taken care of each and every week. These are people from all different religious backgrounds. I believe that we have a power that governs over us and that expects us to give back to what it has given to us. I also believe that you have got to want to have this wealth for the right reasons.
The rich usually did not get wealthy because they wanted to just have money. It usually happened because they loved to work and they often worked long and hard hours. They mastered their craft and gave their money away at the same time. Slowly, they began to build their financial empires. I have found that most financially well off people; tend to have a belief in God and a love for giving to others. The power of asking for something makes the universe give it to you. I don’t know why exactly, but it just seems to work that way.