"The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender". You are not free until you are economically free. If you take finances out, you are enslaved because the rich rules over the poor. Therefore we need to prosper to be able to exert any measure of influence in this world.
So set yourself up for financial breakthrough. We must be prepared. One major area we have to address is our thinking thought are powerful. The Bible says; as a man thinketh, so is he. So make thinking plenty you starting point. Everything on the face of the earth started from on intangible state of thoughts, ideas and dreams. That is why Napoleon Hill wrote "Think and Grow Rich".
If things are not affecting your thinking, then they are not affecting your life. Let us do practical thinking for financial breakthrough. There are six steps to help accurate thinking for success.
1. Decide on a Definite Goal
When you are planning on money acquisition, do not think in vague terms. Decide on specific amounts of money. Nothing becomes dynamic until it becomes specific. You do not make any progress from where you are until you become very specific about what you want.
2. Decide on a Definite Time Frame
Give it a dead line.
3. Write down Goals
4. Develop a Plan to Achieve you Goals
5. Decide what you are needing to give in Return
Know the price you are needy to pay
6. Think about your Goal everyday
The keyword here is planning. You do not talk about making money without planning. Planning means strategic thinking. No reasonable house is built without a plan. Architects use six to seven years to study the planning and construction of buildings. This means that you have to finish that house in your thoughts and on paper before you even begin the physical construction. It is the same with warfare and even finances.
The way a 21-year-old and a 4-year-old son relate to their father should be different. Hence God expects spiritual adults to sit down and plan before taking those plans to him for adjustments. If we keep thinking the way everybody is thinking, then we cannot achieve better results. We have to learn to call the shots in the economic system.
Without vision, there is no provision. Strategic thinking is the act of making it plain on the tablets. The vision God shows you most of the time is the picture of the end point. If you cannot locate how you will get there in your mind, you will get lost in between. If you do not win on paper you will not win on the battle ground.