…Says you’re rich by how many lives you’ve affected
By Anthony Ogbonna
The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has said that a man is not rich because he has Jesus nor by virtue of his bank account or the fleet of cars he has but by the lives he has affected positively.
In a video shared by his communications consultant, Phrank Shaibu, Apostle Suleman who, while giving the true definition of riches, also said that “wealth is not the cars you buy; its not the jets you buy. Your wealth is the life you have affected.”
The firebrand Apostle gave the exhortation during a mid-week service recently.
According to him, “You are not termed successful because you have money. Your success in life is a function of how many people who have become successful through your success. Success without affecting others is a failure in disguise.”
Below is a transcript of the video:
“How many of you are rich? You are a rich person. You are not rich because you have Jesus. You are not rich because you have Christ. You are not rich because Christ didn’t promise you riches, by receiving him, you become rich; he didn’t promise you that.
“You are rich because somebody is living because of you. You are rich by how many lives you have affected.
“A man’s prosperity is not estimated by reason of the cars that he has or the money in his bank account. What is your money is what you have used to help life.
“Life is not for personal gratification but is for generational affectation. But wealth is not the cars you buy, its not the jets you buy. Your wealth is the life you have affected.
“A man who pays the school fees consistently for seven people is richer than the man who has a private jet.
“Your success in life is a function of how many people who have become successful through your success. Success without affecting others is a failure in disguise.
“You are not termed successful because you have money.
“Look at your life and ask yourself a question. If you die now, who will miss you?
“Who will cry because their sustenance has been cut short?
“Your prosperity in life; I see people today, we live in a very funny generation where people spend so much on themselves.
“Somebody makes a new hair and takes a picture and puts it on social media. Somebody takes a bag, and puts it on social media, maybe he spends one million naira buying one bag and the mother is in the village for seven(7000) thousand naira she has not been able to pay in their union meeting. We are not living well when we live to ourselves.
“We live well when we live for people.
“I want you all here to do something when you get back home, if you are not doing it already.
“Look for one child; It might not be your child. I might be somebody’s child. That you will tell the mum, how much is the school fees of this child?
“It might be a public school. Say, leave it for me, i will pay.
“You know what God will do? God will make sure you always have the money to pay.
“Say please how much is your rent, leave it for me, I will handle it. God will make sure you always have the money to handle it.
“And what God does, is when He brings the money for that person, he will bring the money for yourself.
“Nobody has his money. All of us are treasurers in God’s hands. So, can we begin to have this understanding that the impact you make; you are going to be remembered for two things: The problems you solved or the problems you caused.
“You are going to be remembered for two things: How much life you affected and how much life you ignored.
“The true estimation of wealth is how much affectation, how much impact you have made in people’s lives.
“So, look for one person and say in my little level, it might not be education; it might just be a daily meal. And you tell somebody, every week, I will be able to drop a thousand naira for you for feeding. I want to make it my duty. And you will be surprised you will never be stranded. Do you understand?
That is the true meaning of riches. What you have done in the life of somebody.”