“God will make a way” is one of the biggest excuses for irresponsibility that I have ever heard. When I was growing up, my mother said that “God will make a way”, and “things will get better” all the time. Technically, it was the truth-God does make a way, and things did get better, but it wasn’t until we got off our own butts and did something.
“God will make a way” implies that God will sort your problems out for you at all times. When we are in a sticky situation, we comfort ourselves (or each other) by saying that God will come to our rescue. Even though you are the one in trouble, God is the one that has to make a way-not you. This is the wrong message. God does intervene and come to our rescue, but God helps those who help themselves. As the bible says, “If you don’t work, you don’t eat”. The bible encourages us to work if we want something in return. But some of us have this naïve idea that God is going to work everything out for us, and all we have to do is sit back and wait.
We have the wrong idea about how things truly work in life. We seem to think that people are successful because God all of a sudden showered a blessing upon them for no reason. We never consider that those people were actually working toward a goal, and it finally paid off. We live in a country where millions of people spend their money on lottery tickets hoping to become millionaires, instead of starting a business and making the money themselves. We think that life is like a lottery-we only win if we’re lucky.
How many successful people have we’ve seen that have an actual job, and how many successful people have we seen that’s won the lottery? The number of people that are rich due to their own work and perseverance is much higher than the people that have gotten rich by luck or inheritance.
We need to get real this year. It’s a new year, we’re still in a recession, and waiting on things to turn around is a formula for disaster. Here’s what you can do to make a change in the New Year…
1. Update your resume. When I updated my resume, I realized I had things on there that were nonsense, and there were also things that I didn’t put on it that may have helped me get certain jobs. Make sure your resume makes you look professional, responsible, and trustworthy. Ask yourself, “If I were the boss, would I hire me?”
2. Don’t be desperate…Well, try not to look desperate when you’re job searching or doing an interview. Managers want to hire people that want to work, not people that need to work. It sounds backwards, but it’s the truth. They are looking for a great worker, not someone who may not be a great worker, yet needs the work. Companies need to make sure their business succeeds, so you have to show them that you’re the person they need to make that happen.
3. Use the God given internet. There is a lot of stuff on the internet that is trash, but I really feel like the internet is a blessing in many ways. Just about anything you need to know can be found online. If you need tips on starting a company, finding jobs, getting business loans or grants-whatever you need to know, look it up online. Of course, you can search your local library for resources as well.
4. Talk to someone who is doing what you want to do. If there is a particular job or business you are trying to get in, find someone that is actually doing that job, and ask any questions you need answered. These people know firsthand what you need to in order to make it to where they are. If you don’t know anyone who is doing that particular job, then use step 3 and search the web for someone who is. You can definitely use Twitter and Facebook as your avenues to speak to these people.
Other articles you may be interested in:
The Poor People’s Guide to Wealth, Part 1: Self Awareness
The Poor People’s Guide to Wealth, Part 2: Retrain Your Mind
The Poor People’s Guide to Wealth, Part 3: Change Your Surroundings
How the Law of Attraction Works: It’s All About One Biblical Principal–FAITH