Why should we have an extra day every four years, like today? Maybe it should be a day just to take a step back and have a look at what has been happening over the past four years or what we want to happen over the next four. Maybe we should use this day to give thanks to God who gave us this extra day.
For those of us here at Life Benefits we sure have a lot to be thankful for. And we’ve been able to witness many exciting things too. This past weekend, my dad, my cousin Ramon, and I went down to Costa Mesa, California to a large event for chiropractors. We met many great people that want to take responsibility for their financial future. We also got to spend some time with many of our clients that are already practicing IBC that were in attendance there.
When we got home, there was more excitement, one of our clients, had emailed to tell us how surprised and excited they were with the rapid growth in their policies’ cash values, these stories are delightful to us and they really give us a power boost to do what we do even better.
But that’s not all, the second day we were back, we received more good news from another one of our clients. Several years ago, before he became our client, he had unknowingly been coaxed into a tax-evasion scheme, and was facing criminal charges. In order to free his wife from these same charges, he plead guilty. He emailed us to let us know that the long awaited trial had taken place, and the judge showed great favor towards him. He was given a short term of probation, in which he is able to continue to work serving his fellow man and be with his family. God is good and merciful!
Furthermore, the other evening, our 82 year old neighbor called and asked if we had some eggs that he could put under one of his broody hens. We both raise the same kind of chickens, but we have a rooster and he doesn’t. So yesterday I went down to take him a dozen eggs. We stood in his garage and talked for probably an hour. We were talking about the power of words. He shared a message with me that he had just heard, “You have what you say, because you keep saying what you have.” That means, if you talk about the bad things that are happening to you, guess what? You’ll keep on getting what you’ve been getting. The challenge is to think about the things that are pure, good, holy, and of good repute….the very things that the Bible tells us to focus on. As we talked, he told me about how he had made the decision not to talk about his pain, and now he is feeling great.
We see this happen time and time again with people’s finances too. When people start thinking differently about their money, and they accept the responsibility of managing it to the best of their ability, suddenly things start changing…and the fun begins. As Billy Graham once said, “Once someone gets their attitude about money straight most everything else in their life will straighten out too.”
We will be using this extra day we have been given to help people that have made the decision to take control of their finances and travel the road of financial freedom. For today is the day the Lord has made and we WILL rejoice and be glad in it.
by Ben McFie