Oh, the coveted $100,000 mark.
“If I could just make 6 figures, everything would be awesome!”
This seems to be a magic number in our society today. We think if we can just get to 100k all the troubles in life will just melt away…We’ll all live in mansions and drive BMW’s if we could just make $100,000…
Now we have to remember that people who say they make such and such amount, really mean that’s what they “gross” per year. It’s the amount before taxes and expenses.
You could literally “make” a million dollars that year, but only keep $50,000. (Which is actually quite common in business)
Now, back when my wife and I were both working full time jobs combined, we made a little over $100,000 for several years.
3 things I learned:
1. It’s not that much money. It is NOT that big of a deal. Do not give this number some kind of magic place in your heart, that “if only I could get to a hundred grand, then my life would…” Don’t put your hope in that amount. (Or any amount.)
2. After taxes, you really don’t keep as much as you’d think. 100k after taxes is only about 67k take home.
3. You can make money anywhere. You do NOT need to move for money and financial increase.
In Isaiah 43:19 God says that He will do a new thing! He will make a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. In Isaiah 48:17 God says He is our Redeemer and He will teach us how to profit. 2 Corinthians 9:8 amp says that God will make all grace, every favor, and earthly blessing, COME TO YOU, in abundance.
Through our businesses, our day jobs, and rental property, we “made” $192,000 last year, all while living in a little ol’ town in Oklahoma. (We definitely didn’t keep 192k, that was our gross.)
I believe much more than that will come in this year.
Why? What? How? Can anyone do that?
“Well you don’t understand Travis, I don’t have a college degree, I’m not entrepreneur…”
I’ll go ahead and stop you right there. Your list of excuses can go on and on.
I don’t have a college degree, and you don’t have to be an entrepreneur to experience increase.
All you have to do is BELIEVE God’s Word.
See I think most people read those above scriptures like this:
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I will make a pathway in the wilderness if you have a college degree, I’ll create rivers in the desert for those who have a skill in a high paying profession. I will teach you to profit, but you have to start your own business first and go back to school and get a business degree…I’ll make all grace, every favor and earthly blessing, come to those who are lucky enough to rich parents.”
I didn’t have any of those things, and you don’t need them either.
All you need to do is stand on God’s Word. Get planted in the church God has for you, and keep going! Don’t stop, don’t quit, don’t give up!
HOW to stand on His word, speak like this:
1. God you said You were doing a new thing in my life now, I thank you that you make a way where there seems to be no way. You bring provision and supply to me, no matter my situation.
2. I thank you now Lord for teaching me how to profit. Thank you for leading me in the way I should go. You show me how to increase financially so I can be a blessing agent to those around me.
3. God, I’m a tither, and a giver, and You promised to make al grace, favor, and earthly blessing come to me in abundance! I receive that now, I take it! I will say what you tell me to say, and do what you tell me to do. And all I need and more will come to me.
Get those scriptures in you.
Then act and behave like you believe those things!
Your actions will prove what you really believe.
There is nothing special or lucky about me. God has increased me, and He will increase you. Just follow the instructions until you see results.
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