As I have been going through this journey to wealth, it has been an interesting adventure and I’ve learned a lot with my journey thus far. There is one idea or principle that I have been constantly being drawn to. That is where your treasure is makes a lot of difference in my journey to wealth.
Things I’ve learned
It has truly been an amazing and interesting journey as I’ve learned a lot over the past several months. My horizon has expanded so much more through various avenues of my journey to wealth.
Things I’ve learned thus far are the following:
- Affiliate marketing
- Search engine optimization
- How to get my post indexed by search engines
- PPC marketing
- Forex trading – a less stressful approach into trading Forex
- Learning about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies
Those above-mentioned things are also my main avenues in this journey to acquire additional wealth.
These are all well and good, however, as I continue on this journey there has been a shift in my pursuit of wealth.
Where your treasure is…
As I ponder every day what to write, there’s this one Bible verse that keeps popping in my mind.
Matthew 6:21 [ESV]
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
I find that I keep getting reminded of what truly is important. It is all nice and well to pursue wealth and the comfortable life. However, that would just be fleeting and vanity if it’s all for just that, a comfortable life.
We are all made for far greater than what we can imagine or think of. This is what God himself said in his Word in 1 Corinthians 2:9.
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”
Heavenly vs. earthly treasures
This then is what I’ve been contemplating with. Is my pursuit and journey to wealth more geared towards storing my treasures in heaven or on earth?
I think that is the important question to ask myself and/or ourselves for that matter.
I recall one pastor saying (I can’t remember exactly who), “you can never take your wealth or treasure with you, but you can send it on ahead”.
As we all will leave this mortal world one day, it is futile to pursue earthly wealth and treasure. King Solomon himself, a wise and extremely wealthy king of Israel, said that it is all chasing after the wind; all is vanity (read the book of Ecclesiastes). We will leave all of these material things behind.
The better choice
All that said, it is then a far better choice to store up treasures in heaven than on earth. So what does this mean? How do we send it [our treasures] on ahead?
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Simple, think of things that lives on in eternity. Three things come to mind:
- The Scripture or the Bible
How does these then relate to acquiring and storing treasures in heaven, you may ask? It is when we invest in these things that we send our treasures on ahead in heaven.
- Invest in your relationship with God
- Invest in spending time reading and studying the Bible, it is our life manual
- Invest in building your relationship with the people around you
The journey to wealth shift
Now with these realizations in mind, I’ve had a shift of goals in my journey to wealth. Or should I say a refocusing of my efforts and energy as I journey in this pursuit of wealth and treasure.
Yes I would still be doing affiliate online marketing. I would still enhance my website’s SEO approach. I am still trading Forex.
But the shift or refocus is now to utilize the wealth acquired to investing into things that impact my and other people’s eternity. This reinforces my purpose just as I mentioned in my About Me page here.
This is my profound realization as of late.
Let me know your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below.
Hope this has been informational and inspirational for you. Have a wonderfully blessed day!