Today, I can say was one of my longest day in the week.
Aside from just arriving from Davao 2am in Manila this morning, armed with only 3 hours sleep, I started the day with Chink Positive at 6 in the morning.
I was invited to speak to three different times for 2 different groups and locations. I spoke about the value of leaving an inheritance to your children.
Becoming rich is not only about making lots of money.
What if you made lots of money but never taught the next generation how to handle the money.
In some instance, I heard horror stories from the old rich who never had the opportunity to teach their children well.
It was the first generation that MADE THE MILLIONS.
It was the second generation that INHERITED THE MILLIONS.
It was the third generation that LOOSES THE MILLIONS.
Why? Because they did not learn the value of hard work.
It was just handed down and given to them in a silver platter.
That is the reason why financial literacy and stewardship is MUST specially to people may have little or plenty.
I should those people who had less should be more financially wise in handling their money, since their resources are limited.
But as I end my talk, I said, if there is only ONE THING that I would like to leave to my 3 children as an inheritance was to teach them how to LOVE & HONOR God in their lives.
Even if I leave them with lots of money but if their heart is far away from God, I would consider it as useless.
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Mark 1:36
Our eternal destination is far more important than the temporary pleasures that we are going to enjoy while we are still here in this world.
One thing that money cannot buy is the GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE.
This is given to us freely by God through His Son.
I would rather teach my children how to have a GENUINE RELATIONSHIP with God before they inherit the money.
Even if you are in love with God now but if your sons and daughters are not, it does not automatically say that they will love God.
This is what I’ve discovered…
To be a child of God has nothing to do with human parents. Children of God are not born because of human choice or because a husband wants them to be born. They are born because of what God does. John 1:13
At the end of the day, our children need to make their own choice.
So as I stepped out of the 3 sessions which I finished at 930pm.
People stepped out of the room with a fresh perspective that it was not only about getting rich and making lots of money but what is more important is to know where are we going to spend our eternity.
ETERNITY OUTWEIGHS THE TEMPORARY.
THINK. REFLECT. APPLY.
What inheritance would you want to leave your children and children’s children?
Do you want to leave something that will last or not last?
And He said to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ Matthew 22:37
Chinkee Tan, a famous speaker from the Philippines, specializes in topics such us personal development, developing and strengthening relationships and financial management to name a few. If this article has helped you in some way, you might also would like to check out other related posts: