Are You a Millionaire?
You are a millionaire! That’s right—you are a millionaire! Let me explain.
What if someone said that they would give you one million dollars in exchange for your eyes that would leave you blind. Would you take a million dollars for your eyesight?
What if someone offered you one million dollars for your brain? You would have no way of thinking or remembering or making decisions. Would you swap your brain for a million dollars?
What if someone offered you one million dollars for your lungs? If you accepted that offer, you wouldn’t be able to breathe. Would you accept it?
What if someone offered you one million dollars for your heart? You can’t live without your heart. Would you take that offer?
If you wouldn’t take one million dollars for the above-mentioned things that are a part of you, doesn’t that mean that you’re a millionaire? In fact, if you have your eyes, your brain, your heart, your breath, and you wouldn’t take a million dollars for any of those—doesn’t that make you a multi-millionaire?
I have three very successful friends who have died in the last several months. Each of them lost one of the things I mentioned above. Not a one of them lived very long. Each one of them would have gladly given a million dollars to have that part of their health that they needed.
We are blessed. If you can get out of bed in the morning, you are blessed. If you can dress yourself, you are blessed. If you can think about the things you need to do today, you are blessed. If you can see how to navigate around the house and drive a car—you are blessed. For every day that you are on top of the grass, you are blessed.
The issue is that we don’t know how to look at life. We tend to think that we are entitled, and that God owes us healthy eyes, brains, hearts, and lungs. He doesn’t owe us anything. What we need to do is to thank God for what we do have and realize that every day is a precious gift from God.
Real millionaires have an attitude of gratitude. The amount of money you have has nothing to do with your attitude. Attitude is something you choose. It is not based on circumstances. An attitude of gratitude is developed by a deep desire to see things the way God sees them and focus on doing God’s will and fulfilling His purpose for your life!
Millionaires who fail to be thankful become people who are miserable. Real millionaires are people who live out their lives in gratitude. John F. Kennedy, said, “Express your gratitude, but don’t ever forget that the most sincere gratitude is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
The Bible reminds us that real millionaires know from where their riches came and are thankful for what they have. Paul said, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” (Colossians 3:17) Paul said, “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the Will of God.” (Ephesians 5:20)
Real millionaires never take the things they have for granted, but rather take them with gratitude. Real millionaires realize that an attitude of gratitude always turns whatever they have into enough.
Do you live like a real millionaire?