Have you ever felt like you are trapped in poverty, like it’s an escape room, like it’s a maze, like it’s someplace that fls like no matter how hard you work, no matter how hard you try, you can’t get out? In this article, Myron Golden will show you how to finally, once and for all, overcome the poverty programming trap.
Understanding the Poverty Programming
Why do I say escape the poverty programming trap? Because poverty can’t exist in your experience unless it first exists in your expectation, or in the expectation of someone who was responsible for you while you were growing up in the world.
The Mindset of Poverty vs. Wealth
We have to understand that poverty is a mindset, just like wealth is a mindset. The difference between rich people, poor people, and middle-class people is not how much money they have, but it’s how they think about money and what they think the primary purpose of money is.
Breaking Free from the Poverty Program
Your programming produces more of your results than your conscious thinking does. If you’ve been programmed for poverty, you will be poor until you change the program. In this article, I will show you how to escape the poverty programming trap.
Biblical Wisdom on Overcoming Poverty
Poor people think the primary purpose of money is paying bills, therefore, every time they get some money, they go pay some bills. To them, it’s not even payday, it’s transfer day.
We talked about the fact that the middle-class people, they think the primary purpose of money is to buy things they can’t afford and pay their bills on time, so they can maintain good credit so they can buy more things they can’t really afford. Rich people believe that the primary purpose of money is to turn it into more money before you spend any of the money that you just made. That’s the mindset that makes the difference. That’s the programming that makes a difference between poor people, rich people, and middle-class people. What’s another reason we talk about programming? We talk about programming, because understand this, we will never behave consistently in a way that’s inconsistent with our programming. Your programming produces more of your results than your conscious thinking does. It’s ingrained in you, it’s ingrained in me, but you can change the programming. If you’ve been programmed for poverty, you will be poor until you change the program.
What I’m going to do in this video, is show you how to escape the poverty programming trap. What’s the first thing you have to do? Well, you have to understand that poverty programming is a trap and that you need to escape. There’s a verse in the scripture that says in Proverbs 6:4, it says, “Give not sleep to thine eyes nor slumber to thine eyelids. Deliver thyself–” that’s talking about escaping “as the roe from the hand of the hunter, as a bird from the hand of the fowler.” You have to escape from sleep like a deer escapes from a hunter like a bird escapes from a bird trapper.
Then it says, “Go to the ant thou sluggard, consider her ways and be wise. Which having no guide, or overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, oh sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep so shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.” One of the things we have to do if we want to escape the poverty programming trap, is we have to learn how to have a vehement hatred for poverty.
Personal Journey: Fighting Poverty
I hated everything about being poor. I hated the fact that the four months of my married life that I was on welfare, yes, I was on welfare for four months. I hated when I was sitting in that welfare office and that woman said to my wife, she said, “You know we could give you more money if he wasn’t in the house.” First of all, he has a name. Second of all, it’s not the house, it’s our house. You see how I got an attitude. You say why? Because I hate poverty. I hate what it does to people.
Until you hate being broke and having to rob Peter to pay Paul until there’s one knock on the door one day. It is Peter and Paul, and they’re both they’re standing with their hands out telling you, “I want my money today.” If you’re tired of living like that– I got tired of living like that. I got tired of living a life where I made this beautiful woman all these great promises, and now here she is, eight months pregnant with our first child, and our electricity or water are both disconnected. Not because I wasn’t willing to work hard. I was working hard, but what I was working on wasn’t working for me.
Money: Root of All Evil?
The love of money is the root of all evil. That’s right. The love of money is the root of all evil but you don’t even know what that verse means. People who quote it to me on YouTube, it literally makes me chuckle every time I read it. “Money is the root of all evil.” First of all, it doesn’t say that, it says the love of money is the root of all evil. It does say love money is the root of all evil, but the key word in that verse is the word all, which means all types, all manner, all kinds. It does not mean all, every single solitary.
The love of money is clearly not the root of every single solitary evil in the world. Think about it, it can’t be. If that were the case, Adam and Eve would have eaten the fruit because the serpent paid them. The love of money is not the root of every single solitary evil. The love of money is the root of all types, all kinds, all manner of evil. What does it mean? The love of money is the root of all evil means people will do all types of things if they love money.
For the love of money, people will sell drugs to children. For the love of money, pharmaceutical companies will sell drugs to the population that they know will harm them. For the love of money, cigarette companies will sell tobacco. The love of money is the root of all types, all kinds, all manner of evil. That’s what it means, so if you want to quote it, quote it in its context, with its definitions, and understand what you’re talking about. Anyway, I hate poverty. I hate it. I loathe it. It’s disgusting to me. I hate what it does to people. I hate what it does to families.
The Four Partners of Poverty
I’m going to name four partners of poverty that you have to hate, and you have to hate them enough to keep them away from you, far enough away from you so they don’t rob you of all your chances.
The first one that I’m going to name is sleep, or I’m going to put sleep/laziness. The Bible says, love not sleep, this is what it says, love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty. We go, “I love sleep.” I don’t love sleep. I sleep because it’s essential. I like the way sleeping makes me feel. I like the way it makes me feel. I like feeling rested more than I like feeling tired, but I don’t love sleep. Sleep is not an objective in itself, it’s an objective for an objective. That objective is to be rested enough to go out and create something that other people value enough to pay me for it so I can live my life without being in poverty because I hate poverty.
I know I’ve said that a bunch of times, but I’m emphasizing that because I am telling you, until you get to the point where you hate poverty– Like when I was poor, I hated poverty enough not to watch the electronic income reducer, what’s that? Television. For some people now, it’s their smartphones. I hated poverty enough not to watch television. I’m not going to watch other people live their dreams while I’m living a nightmare. I hated poverty enough. My daughter was a teenager. She’s the youngest. She was a teenager when we had a television with channels.
She was probably 14, 15, 16 years old before we had a television. Why? Because I finally felt like I was making enough money where I could afford to watch television. I wasn’t going to watch it while I was broke. Why? Because I hated laziness. I hate sleep. Sleep, that’s one. Two, gluttony.
Gluttony is a poverty programming trap. Here’s what the scripture says. The drunkard and the glutton shall lie down together, and drowsiness will clothe the man with rags. The scripture says, “Woe unto you when your king is a child and when your princes eat in the morning for drunkenness and not for strength.” The scripture says gluttony– Eating too much. Why? Because when you eat too much, you don’t have enough energy to go out and fight poverty away from your doorstep. Gluttony, okay.
Drunkenness is also like, yes, but Myron, you don’t understand. I just need to drink after work because I’m just so stressed out. I submit to you that maybe you’re stressed out because you’re broke, and your needing a drink is keeping you broke. Now, personally, I quit drinking when I was 11. Now as an adult, I don’t have any brain cells to sacrifice on the altar of I’m stressed out. I’m not going to do that, I’m not– Why? Because I don’t want to be broke. We can call all of these partners of poverty. We could call them the partners of poverty called self-indulgence.
Self-indulgence creates poverty. Isn’t that fascinating? What creates wealth? Service to other people. Remember, I did a video on money is not wealth. If you want to see a video that would really explain what I’m talking about right now. It’s called Money is not Wealth. Money is not wealth, what’s wealth? Wealth is your ability to create value for someone other than you. That’s your wealth. The greater your ability is to create a greater value for a greater number of people, the wealthier you are. Self-indulgence leads to poverty.
Now there’s another one. Are you ready? Can you handle it? Number four, evil. Evil is a poverty programming trap. Why? Because poverty is the result of spiritual warfare. Satan is a god of lack. The thief comes not but for to steal, to kill, and to destroy. If somebody kills, steals, or destroys, guess what you have, less. Lack is the result of the enemy. Jesus said, “But I’m come that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly.”
Let’s look at this. What does the scripture say? What does the scripture refer to the devil as? That old serpent, the devil. That old serpent the devil. What old serpent? The old serpent from way back in the Garden of Eden. What did he do? He deceived Eve by getting her to focus on the things she lacked and her giving focus and attention and intention to the things she lacked caused her to lose all the stuff she had. They had the abundance of every tree of the garden, now may ask freely eat. They had the abundance of every freely.
The serpent said unto the woman, yes, God said you shall not eat of every tree of the garden. He took out the word freely, added the word not, changed the meaning. The woman then took out the word freely and every she said we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, but of the trees to the midst of the garden, we shall not eat it neither shall we touch it lest we die. Satan said you shall not surely die, but God [unintelligible 00:15:14] you eat then your eyes will be open. You should be as God knowing good and evil.
When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, did you all see what just happened? Satan’s got her attention on what was missing. As soon as he got her attention on what was missing, then she said her intention on that thing that she had no right to, and that thing caused her to lose everything she had. Interestingly enough, in the Hebrew language, the word for rich. Like when it says when Abraham was very rich in cattle and silver and gold, it’s the word ashar.
Now, that’s the word for rich, it’s ashar. Did you know that in Hebrew, oftentimes when you’re spelling a word one way, it means one thing, but if you spell it backwards, it means the opposite? Isn’t that such a cool language? Here’s what’s really interesting about the word ashar. If you spell it backwards, ashar, if you spell it backwards, it means the opposite of rich, and the opposite of rich would be poor. That’s what you think. It doesn’t mean poor. The opposite of poor, rasha, or even rash, or rasha or rosh means evil.
Wow. The opposite of rich is evil. What does that mean? Here’s what it means. It doesn’t mean poor people are evil. Here’s what it means. It means the implication is that societies that practice evil have always been, throughout human history– I want you to think about this, have always been poor societies. Think about that. Think about the poverty of the Soviet Union, the anti-God Soviet Union. Think about the poverty that’s associated with the witchcraft of a place like Haiti. All I’m saying is evil creates poverty.
The Partners of Prosperity
If you want to escape the poverty programming trap, you have to hate poverty and its partners, and then you have to fall in love with the partners of prosperity. What are the partners of prosperity? Partners of the prosperity are diligence, it’s working hard. The hand of the diligent maketh rich, but the slothful shall be under tribute. You got to fall in love with serving other people, serving others. Do you realize all of the money that you desire right now that you don’t have, it’s in somebody else’s pocket?
They’d happily hand it over if you could provide something for them that they desired more than they desired the money. How cool is that? See, your biggest problem is you only think about solving your own problems. I think about solving other people’s problems. I obsess over other people’s problems. When you fall in love with the partners of diligence, you can be diligent. You can be wealthy. How about this? This is one of my favorites. Business. Business is one of the partners of prosperity. This is what it says in the new testament.
This is 1 Thessalonians 4:11 and 12. It says, “And that you study to be quiet and to do your own business, working with your hands as we commanded you.” Why? That you may walk honestly toward them, that are without.” That’s talking about paying your bills on time. “And that ye may have lack of nothing.” How many people do you know that pay their bills on time and have lack of nothing? Almost none. Can I get a witness? Why? Because we’re not practicing these principles, and we’ve not fallen in love with the partners of prosperity.
Another partner of prosperity is wisdom. The Bible says there’s treasure and wine and oil, and substance in the dwelling place of the lies. What is wisdom? Wisdom has some prerequisites. First prerequisite is ignorance. Ignorance is the absence of truth. The second one is knowledge, knowledge is the accumulation of truth. The third one is understanding, understanding is the assimilation of truth. Then finally, wisdom is the application of truth. Wisdom is an action word. It’s actually doing the things that you know will work because you know they work.
The wisdom that’s from above is not the same as the wisdom that’s from beneath. Like earthly wisdom, the scripture says, the wisdom of this world is earthly, sensual, and devilish. What is that? It’s the enemy. Literally, the wisdom of this world is the enemy. What enemy? The world, the flesh, and the devil. Earthly, sensual, and devilish. Same thing. The wisdom from above is what? I want you to wrap your mind around what I’m about to say. The wisdom that’s from above is first pure, then peaceable. It’s not first peaceable, then pure.
The wisdom that’s from above doesn’t seek to get along with everybody at any cost. It stands for what’s right first. Then after it’s pure, then it’s peaceable, then it’s easier being treated. Wisdom is one of the partners of prosperity. If you fall in love with learning, you fall in love with business, you fall in love with serving other people, and you’re diligent about it, you can escape the poverty programming trap.
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