Ninety-eight percent of the population in America will be either dead or dead broke by the age of 65.
I know we were well on our way to being in that 98% by age 65. God graciously restored my life to me in April of this year (2019), but even before that, I was studying ways to get off the track we were on. Now, with Dani Johnson's help, we plan on being in the 2% within the next 3 years.
“Wisdom is supreme—acquire wisdom! With all your acquisitions, get understanding." Proverbs 4:7
Over the years, I've read a lot of books and listened to a lot of podcasts with tons of value. I'll make a bibliography post listing those soon, but I want to focus on #DaniJohnson right now. Lest you think that seeking wealth is bad, let me give you a glimpse of Dani's heart - and mine.
"We have created wealth that enriches the lives of tens of thousands of our clients, a wealth that will be passed down for generations to come, and a wealth that uplifts the lives of thousands of poor, abused, orphaned, and needy people around the world."
I am not seeking wealth or success for myself. We live in a lost and dying world and I have come to the realization that to be only interested in "my four and no more" is supremely selfish. My goal is to be able to live on 10% of our income and give the other 90% that passes through our hands to Kingdom work.
For a long time I thought that I would only be able to focus on one avenue of charity, and I didn't know which one to choose. Do I help orphans? Widows? Prisoners? Fight human trafficking? Fight abortion? I couldn't decide. Then I saw what Dani was doing: https://kingsransomfoundation.org/ And it dawned on me that my vision was too small! Why not tackle multiple projects at once? Because I didn't know I was capable; but now I believe I am! So for now I will support the efforts of King's Ransom, and eventually I may start my own foundation with the same sort of goals.
Call to Action
Which do you choose? Dead or dead broke by age 65? Or being a productive worker and mighty warrior in God's Kingdom?