Successful living can be defined in many ways. There are things and thoughts that must be found in the life of a millionaire or one who wants to become a millionaire. If any of the components that will soon be mentioned and explained in this article is missing in anybody’s life. Such a person status of being a millionaire, if declared, is doubtful. If you are a chess player – and if you are not, there is no problem –, there are many gleanings that need to be explored.
In the game of Chess, we have kings, queens, Castle, Bishop, Knight and Pawns. If you compare real life to the game of Chess, while this is also supported by holy books, these are the components of a millionaire life:
- King – You must live like a king. People must see you behave kingly. There are ways in which people that are going to become a millionaire thinks and behaves. This is not written to ridicule any king. What is being said is that you should think positively about yourself. You should behave as someone who sees a brighter tomorrow. Don’t belittle yourself; humility is far different from having low esteem. Here what God, your creator, himself said about you. “And has made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” – Rev 5:10. He had made you a king, hence, you must think like one. He said it is a must you succeed in life; it is a must you live like a millionaire.
- Queen – No honour is bestowed on a king that has no queen. If you are still a single, we are not saying you should rush into marriage. But you must know this that, behind every successful man, if you find out, there must be a woman. In the same vein, no woman can be successful, if there is no man in the life of such woman. The Holy Bible says in Proverbs 18:22, “Whoso finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour of the Lord.” If you look at all the pieces on the Chess board, all other pieces are more than one, except the King and the Queen. What does that depict? One wife, one husband! That is the ideal situation. Any deviation from that may end you in poverty rather than make you a millionaire.
- Castles – A millionaire must deal in real estate or have an estate. If you have a house of yourself, this has not turned you a millionaire. A millionaire life should think of going into real estate business in order to provide low cost housing for people around him. A millionaire should endeavour to solve the problem of homelessness. We will see this in the life of a man called Abraham that built an estate that can house more than 300 inhabitants.
“And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.” – Genesis 14:14
- Bishops – Bishop represents Prophets and Pastors. You need a prophet in your life. In this life we are in, there are battles. It’s more than what we can see. Things that we don’t see and things that we don’t know are innumerable. Only God knows them, but He makes some people knowledgeable about this; He show it to His prophets. And also He makes some people specialists in many areas of life. Due to this, we have to know the importance of a prophet in our lives as kings. If we have a look into History and some religious books, we would see that, all the kings that took advice and seek wisdom from the prophets and the wise ones were the ones that were successful. And all the countries of the world that were successful have the impacts of the prophets. “And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.” – Hosea 12:13.
- Knights – As said earlier, that life is warfare, and you cannot fight it all alone. There are some wars that we ought not to fight alone as a millionaire or a millionaire-to-be. Hence, we need people that would stand in the gap in those areas for us. In the area of finance, we need accountants; in the area of investment in shares and other instruments, we need advice from specialists. In our companies and establishments, we need qualified security personnel and guards. In our life, we need life assurance; it is not that we are thinking of negative happenings, but whether we like it or not, we will go back home one day. For our estates, we need personnel that would be in charge of maintenance. It’s not a normal thing to see a king in the warfront. There are some things as kings that we should not do on our own, such that can ridicule us. Therefore, let’s look for expert in whatever we want to do, no matter the amount they may request for, so that we can protect ourselves, our future, and all our properties. “Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.” – 2 Chronicles 20:17.
- Pawns – Pawns stand for people or something working for you. As somebody that wants to become a stable millionaire, our thinking must be different. We must think of how not to be a liability for our countries and governments, but an asset. As we already know, one of the challenges facing the whole countries of the world is joblessness. Hence, we should endeavour to be part of the solution to this menace. One important way for somebody that is thinking as a millionaire, is to think on how to start a business or company, even as an employee. You must have people that will be working for you, if possible, in their hundreds. We are not talking of one or two people that are working in your house; we are talking of thinking of having a big business. You need to think big. If you are thinking like a big man, you may find a way of expressing your big thoughts, so that you can actually become a stable millionaire. Don’t forget, even as an employee, your money can be working for you. “And the gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” – Isaiah 60:3.