In Romans 12:6-8, we see a list of some spiritual gifts. It says, "We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully."
Nothing makes me happier than when I generously give to help someone else or bless my church. I am working to becoming a millionaire stock trader like Tim Sykes so that I can give to bless others. I desire to finance ministries and missions, and the spreading of the Gospel. However, I also want to do as God instructs in the Bible when he commands us to leave an inheritance to our children's children. So, I have two kids, and I need enough set aside for them, plus their children...that is, if I want to be a good and obedient Christian, and I do. His word says for the unrighteous, he gives the tasks of gathering up wealth to hand over to those that please God. So, as I work to be obedient and please Him, his word promises that the unrighteous will be handing over their wealth to me. In my business of stock trading, this is the easiest way that the Lord can accomplish this task. There's no other avenue of income that I am investing in or pursing as a career with diligence and prudence like I am with stock trading. I would give up all of my musical talent and any other skill in order to be a successful stock trader because as a successful stock trader, I would have the resources to be a blessing to others.
I've asked the Lord to give me this dream of being a millionaire stock trader. And I have faith that he'll do as scripture promises. I've asked in faith believing that I'll receive it, and I know that it's God's will that I prosper. Also, I am dedicated in my personal daily study and I also keep a written prayer journal. Plus, my group Bible studies at church and with the Gideons International. So, as you and the Lord can see, I am serious in building my relationship with him. Also, I currently give and he promises that he'll give in good measure when I do. The thing that takes the most work is obedience. When we are obedient to God's word, he promises prosperity. If you don't believe me, look into it on this blog. I give verse after verse. So, this is difficult because I have to read his word and get an applicable principle and put that into practice regardless of what society, myself, or anyone else has to say about it. So, this is what I work and strive to do.
It is my heart's desire to be an obedient and close follower of Jesus Christ, doing his will in every way. Because when this happens, then God promises that he'll make me successful. And with this success, I plan to be a Christian Philanthropist. I am excited about the future the Lord has for me. I am doing his will and what he commands, so now I'm awaiting his promised generosity. I look forward to the day when I can quit wasting my time working for someone else, and instead, spend a few hours trading stocks to earn my living, and then devote my time to church work....leading, supporting, and funding ministries, missions, and other things. This is my heart's desire. God's word says so as a man thinks, so is he. So, I think that I am a millionaire stock trading Christian philanthropist...therefore, SO AM I in the name of Jesus Christ.
I do understand that I will be having a lot of struggle with this because this is something Satan and his demons will not want. They will not want me to receive God's financial blessings. Because when I do, this will be hurtful to their cause, because I plan to fund ministries and get the gospel further spread. Plus, Satan and his demons will not want me to receive God's blessing because they want me to lose faith in God's word. But, that's not going to happen. The Bible says it. I believe it. And I am claiming it. I don't care what anyone else says to me about this because I believe and trust God only...not you.
Thank you Heavenly Father for honoring your word and making me into a millionaire stock trading Christian philanthropist. As I await your timing to receive this promised blessing, I will continue to get close to you, read your Word and be obedient to it, pray to you every day, and give to others and my church as I can. Also, I ask that you lead me to the ministries that you want me to support once you provide this promised blessing. Also, put the thoughts in my head and with others at my church about ministries/missions that you want supported at church through your promised blessing of making me into a successful stock trader. Thank you in advanced for this blessing and for honoring your word. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord, Savior, and King, I pray, believing in faith that it'll be received as His word declares, and I rebuke any demonic forces that are attempting to prevent its materialization. Amen.