I remember the first time I ever spoke in London there were probably 500 plus people in our Debt Free Army rally.

If you’ve ever heard me speak at one of our seminars you know that I enjoy getting people to laugh while driving home the points about financial freedom.

But on this Saturday morning. . .the audience wasn’t laughing even though my words should have prompted laughter. English audiences are known to be a bit reserved.

There were a few empty reserved seats on the front row so I climbed on top of those chairs and asked how many of those in attendance had ever heard of James Brown, the American soul singer.  Probably, 95% of the room raised their hands while smiling.

So I started singing. . .yes, I started singing “I Feel Good” by James Brown but I changed the lyrics a bit.

“Wo!  I feel good (dun a dun a dun a dun) just like Jesus said I would.

I feel good, (dun a dun a dun a dun) like I knew I would
Jesus  is So good, so good, I got Jesus.  (dun a dun a dun)

What does it take to be successful in whatever your hands find to do?

Some would say. . .an undergraduate or post-graduate education.  Perhaps, but it’s important to note that Bill Gates never graduated from college. . .neither did Michael Dell. . .nor Debbie of Mrs. Fields Cookies. . nor did 1 out of 4 of the wealthiest 500 people in the United States. In addition, we don’t know how many are even pursuing the field they graduated in.

I have a college degree but I can’t say that I use any of my training in what I do. And my fine wife Bev feels the same way. 

Lest you get the wrong idea that we’re down on college . . . that’s not necessarily true.  It has its place if you need specific training to get where you want to go.

In other words, I want my doctor to have gone to medical school but lots of higher degrees isn’t for everyone despite the fact that society pushes everyone to have a degree.

Have you ever wondered. . .God, why do I have to go through this?

Or perhaps, you thought. . .why am I going through the fire?

While I realize that no one wants to go through hard times…

I can tell you with absolute certainty what you will find in the fire.

It’s your miracle.  That’s right.

Your miracle is in the fire.

My favorite Bible story as a child was about the three Hebrews thrown into the fiery furnace.  I loved this story even more than Daniel in the lion’s den.

Before we go any further. . .once again. . .I’m going to make a powerful, life-changing statement that I want you to write down.

Words from Harold and Bev

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Harold Herring

Never let your circumstances define your destiny.  Rather create the circumstances that will assure your destiny.

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Bev Herring

Never allow anyone other than God to determine your worth and value.