So guys… I am in the season of truth serum and transparency… hahaha!
Many years ago I told God if He ever wanted me to share, help me get to a point where I can share without crying! I ain’t promising no tears but let’s just say He’s faithful!
But it dawned on me one day… to google how many people made over $100k in the U.S. then I googled $200k.
I was not expecting these numbers…
The median household income in the U. S of A. Is $68k
30.7% of households, not individuals, earned over $100k in 2020. So much for a pandemic because these numbers are higher than 2019.
I was like you mean a whole household…with multiple adults…WOW!
15.3% earned between $100k – $149.9k
8% earned between $150k – $199.9k
10.3% earned over $200k (some sites have a smaller percentage)
Like seriously Lord! How are people surviving making under $100k…for a whole household. I was even more shocked that only 10% of WHOLE households made over $200k. I mean this is with multiple earners.
This was clearly confirmation for me. Not only that I gave my career over to God but he accelerated my income increase by 10’s of thousands multiple years in a row when average salary increases are 3% on an annual basis.
Thank you God for leading me through the prayers I prayed.
Thank you God for giving me the unmerited favor.
Thank you God for blessing me in spite of.
Thank you God for taking care of my family and I.
Here’s the thing, God was trying to show me this when He first saved me in college. I was on FIRE for God, I didn’t even want to go to class. I just wanted to sit under the word of God and receive all He had for me.
My very first salary negotiation started with my application letter for a big consulting firm. (Look me up on LinkedIn to find out which firm) That was the only company I was interested in working for. So much so, I had an interview with JnJ and walked out like, who cares (I know, I know, seems arrogant but I was just sure of what I wanted). I remember calling a friend and asking her how much I should put on the application for salary. I was thinking $45,000 but she told me put what you want because if it’s low, they will give you that. So I upped it by $5k and guess what…they gave me that! I was making it rain ya’ll!!!!
Life as a believer was so simple then.
Your faith was so pure, your heart was so much after God, that almost everything you asked for God delivered….
I got comfortable and forgot where the blessing came from. I loathed being at work and just wanted to spend time with God because a close friend at the time didn’t really have a job and I envied her available time. (Listen, it is so important that you have the RIGHT friends around) That relationship was so toxic and she suffered from a poverty mentality that was probably generational that I didn’t see. So sure enough, you are the sum total of your closest friends, I got laid off during the economic downturn in 2009. I was where she was but I lost everything (she was still my friend by the way…pray my strength in the Lord ya’ll).
I literally had to go through a pruning during those years. I had to return back to the babe in Christ that I was when I just hungered after Him and wanted His direction for my life. So when the Holy Spirit told me to “Go back” in Dec 2011. I followed. I didn’t want anyone to ask me about my career, I was done doing it for myself. So when I got that $10.70 per hour temp job I was content.
I learned how to pray and I learned how to ask and I learned to trust the Holy Spirit that lives in me because I hear His voice and a stranger I will not follow. (Sometimes more seasoned believers make you feel like your baby faith ain’t nothing…but that’s for another post)
I would go more into detail but to sum it up:
Within months He gave me a job starting back where I began $50,000 from the temp position.
A year after, He gave me $15,000 salary increase (that’s a 30% increase….remember when I mentioned the average is 3%…yeah that’s my God)
Then, because my God likes to show out, the very next year, He gave me a $50,000 salary increase after He told me I would be leaving my job…
I was not ready to leave but when God told me so, I didn’t fight it. I also didn’t even look, they found me knew what my salary was and still gave me $50k more. Almost doubling my salary.
And the testimonies continue year after year!
I share all of this to let you know, God wants you to give EVERYTHING to HIM! When He is in control there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT!
Read and meditate on this word:
Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment?
Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value than they?
And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto [a]the measure of his life?
And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
May God continue to increase your faith in every area of your life!
If you’re interest in breaking your income ceiling, come join me on November 20, 2021 at the VIP Day! Let’s prepare to start 2022 off right.