This happened a few months ago.
I was invited to speak at one of the Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Actually, for many years I have been invited as a speaker to different Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship (FGB) chapters to share our life journey.
This particular story is fascinating, at least for me so please read.
At that time that this happened, I had not published the book "Uncensored Truth About Money" yet, but my wife and I started living in what I call, in the blessing zone. Our credit card debts are settled supernaturally through one of properties that we sold. My "Mr Bean" impersonator show business is doing very well. Our Fivecat Productions business is also growing very well.
Anyway, I shared for about an hour our story and how we applied Biblical principles to our life situations especially our credit cards debts and at the end of the session a man came up to me and whispered in my ear what he was going through in his life. We could have just say a prayer and make him feel better about himself and even give him some false hope temporary but we decided to spend some time with him somewhere else so we could help him with some Bible answers.
So, we met at a shopping mall in the evening.
He shared that he had a major issue with his temper and with money. He said that he was not able to control his anger towards his wife and he will throw chairs and items during an argument at home. He was even considering to divorce his wife.
On the top of that, he said that his money was running out, and he was left with RM12 or USd3 in his wallet.
My wife and I spend two solid hours with him and shared with him from the Word of God, why he faced those problems and what are the solutions to his anger and money problems. He listened very well and we thought that he got the message. He even claimed to be a sensitive man to the Holy Spirit as he could sense the anointing and the presence of God in church.
At the end of the conversation, I asked him, what is the first thing that he is going to do after this meeting. I really hoped that he could give us the right answers based on what we shared with him. To our disappointment, he went back to the same cycle, same story of his life. Sad but true.
Then I remembered the parable of the sower that Jesus taught. The same seed was sown but the deciding factor for the seed to grow and multiply was the soil. This man's soil did not receive the seed sown.
God gave me s statement in one of theses meetings, "You can be spiritual but not scriptural". Just like this 62 years old man. He goes to church, even serves, holding the flag, etc, prays, goes to Full Gospel Businessmen meetings and all sound very spiritual, but he does not apply Scripture.
God just gave him another chance at the age of 62, so he could renew his mind with the Word of God and be a transformed man but he refused to receive the correction and the truth. If you are going through any struggle in your life, find out what does the Bible say about your situation. If you are not sure, ask someone who knows and once you know the truth, apply. It works.
My book "Uncensored Truth About Money", a journey from the curse of poverty to the promise of prosperity, is full of Bible truths that are practical and applicable immediately.
After university graduation, the biggest mistake we ever made was to get more one credit card. Yes. We started having 10 credit cards at one time. It was not difficult as each back will offer more than one credit card. As some of you know, some credit cards give you some promotions on petrol stations, some on retail shops, some on food outlets and their rewards points are different. So, we thought, the more credit cards we have, the more we can save.
For example, if we go to eat dinner at a certain restaurant, when the bill comes, we will ask, "Do you give any special discount for any credit card?" In many cases, they did.
So, that is how the credit cards debts journey started. Instead of saving more, we started spending more, and it went beyond what we could pay off. That's the danger of credit cards. We did not have the discipline of paying what we spent within one month. The credit cards interest started to accumulate. It came to a point, as I have mentioned in my book "Uncensored Truth About Money", that our debts reached the amount of $100, 000. That's a lot of money.
In 2003, we got saved by God's grace and got married. About 7 years we were so blinded and had no idea how the Kingdom of God worked in relation to money. Getting in debts is one thing. Getting out of debts is another thing. So, what happened?
A man of God prophesied over us that we are to invest in properties. Notice it is in plural. At that time, our income was not very big. I was having a position in sales and marketing and Olivia, my wife was a new lawyer.
Regardless of our situation, we believed the prophecy and within a period of seven years we invested in 10 properties and all transactions we profitable. Actually, just one property transaction wiped away our credit cards debts. Thank God for the man of God.
My name is Faiket and I am an Albanian living in Asia for more than 25 years. I am happily married to Olivia and we are blessed with two lovely kids, Odelia and Feivel.