7 Reasons Some People Are Not Successful

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I’m not a big proponent of reverse motivation or psychology.

I like the direct. . .and yes, always the positive approach to every situation.

Except. . .this time.

Very clearly, God directed me to write the seven reasons some people are not successful.

I thought “Lord, why can’t I make this `seven reasons people are successful.’  His response was simple and direct…“Because I didn’t tell you to.”

Needless to say, in obedience to His divine direction here are seven reasons why people are not successful.

7 Ways To Be Truly Happy

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Happiness is an outward expression of an inner work.

Matthew 5:4 in the Amplified Bible says:

“Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted!”

Your happiness. . .depends on what you do and how you respond to what happens to you.

For people to be truly happy. . .there must be an inner realization of the mental and spiritual commitments they’ve made to be more than what they are. . .do more than what they’ve already done. . .and bless more than they thought imaginable.

Here are seven ways for you to be truly happy.

Don't Buy On Black Friday What You Can't Pay Off Until Good Friday

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I’m saddened that millions, perhaps tens of millions of believers will be rushing into debt within the next few days and weeks. . .throwing financial restraint and caution to the wind.

A dear friend of mine sent me a link to a website for Black Friday.  When I saw the words. . .I thought about the day Jesus was betrayed. . .that was a very black Friday.

Once I clicked on the link I saw it was a website that offered online deals prior to Friday, November 23rd. . .the day after Thanksgiving. . .the biggest shopping day of the year or as it’s called in the retail world, Black Friday.

10 Things About Thanksgiving

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

May I suggest that today as you gather around the table for your Thanksgiving Day meal. . .that you take a moment and have everyone write out the things they’re thankful for this year. . .

When you begin praising God with an attitude of Thanksgiving . . . the devil gets nervous and calls 911. . .because he knows he’s in trouble.

Here’s ten things that I know to be true about thanksgiving.

7 Keys To Think Beyond Your Imagination

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

Not so long ago, Steven, a young protégé of mine…showed me an excellent fifteen second promotional spot he created as an entry into a $50,000 competition.  You can’t say a lot in fifteen seconds but this young man spoke four words that ignited in my spirit. 


Though these four words were not original with him. . .they exploded in my spirit and I’ve been meditating and provoking close friends with them ever since.

Let’s start by establishing a very basic fact.  There are only two ways you can see something.

Top 10 - Things About Your Future

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  Never spend more time listening to a critic or a cynic than you do listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit.

  9.  You are one creative idea away from being successful…a millionaire…fulfilling your destiny…changing the world.

  8.  Your future is not in the past but is determined by what you do today as seeds for tomorrow’s harvests.

  7.  What you do for God’s House. . .He will do for your house.

  6.  When you spend more than you can afford…it means you’re not satisfied with the life you’re living.

Here are the Top 5 Rich Thoughts Nuggets of the week.

  5.  Never make financial decisions under pressure, in a hurry, without agreement from your spouse and especially, without praying.

  4.  You cannot continually think about what was or what could have been if you want to create a new reality of what will be.

  3.  Your ability to bless others…is a direct result of you being blessed.  Genesis 12:2; 2 Corinthians 9:8

  2.  Here are 3 words that turn weariness into rejoicing…bondage into freedom…lack into abundance…are you ready?  PAID IN FULL.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

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

7 Reasons Why You're A Genius

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

You may be a genius and you don’t even know it.

While you may not qualify for membership in the Mensa Society whose members have an IQ of 130 and above. . .I believe you are a genius.

If you went to college. . .you may have had a similar experience to mine.  I had a history professor. . .with whom I had a great relationship …explain to me the honors associated with a college graduate.

I will always remember. . .he said:

Top 10 - Let God Be God

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  Money flows toward God ideas.  Ask Him…He’ll give you one.

  9.  When God is your partner in life and business…your promotion in the marketplace and the Kingdom of God…is inevitable.  Psalm 75:6-7

  8.  Time is the currency of your life…spend it wisely.

  7.  If your hopes and dreams have been illegally detained in the prison of your sub-conscious mind…it’s time for a mental jail break.

  6.  If you’re doing anything remotely productive for the Kingdom of God…the enemy will attempt to render you ineffective.  Nehemiah 6:9 NLT

Here are the Top 5 Rich Thoughts Nuggets of the week.

  5.  My determination to succeed is due to the greater One in me.

  4.  God wants you to be the head…so you’ll use it.  Not the tail because He doesn’t want you sitting on it.  He wants you about His business.

  3.  If life is a football game. God is the team owner.  Jesus is the General Manager.  The Holy Spirit is the coach and the Bible is your playbook.

  2.  God takes pleasure in our prosperity…not our poverty.  Psalm 35:27

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  Ask God tonight for direction on unclaimed wealth, unknown ideas and unused potential.

7 Reasons God Wants You To Prosper

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I just love the unction of the Holy Spirit. . .just about three weeks ago, I felt lead to teach “7 Reasons God Wants You To Prosper.”  I wrote down the seven points and a few scriptures. . .but I knew He wanted me to leave it until later.

On Thursday morning, I was praying about what to teach during our SUNDAY NITE LIVE service this week.  He immediately led me to this teaching and I knew it was the right time. . for the right audience. . .with a right now word from the Lord.

Here are seven reasons God wants you to prosper.

Who Won The Election Today?

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in RichThoughts

I woke up just before 2 AM this morning...Tuesday, November 6, 2012...Election Day. I knew God wanted me to pray.

As I prayed...God stirred in my imagination what would happen if someone were to die today before the election results were known.

As the person entered heaven...God allowed me to see this person asking Him "who won the election." To which, God boldly replied, "I did."

"The people whose candidate lost...prayed to me for the safety and protection of the country from evil.

"The people whose candidate won...praised me for his victory and the next four years.

Top 10 - Perspectives On Seed

Written by Harold Herring. Posted in Top 10's

10.  Do you realize you are only one revelation away from your miracle breakthrough?

  9.  Your seed is anything you do that helps another.  We should always recognize the power of our seed.  Psalm 96:7-8

  8.  Don’t be one of the people who live in a constant struggle because they believe nothing good ever happens to them.

  7.  God will answer every question you have…just expect His answer.  Jeremiah 33:3; Psalm 5:3 (NIV); Psalm 62:5

  6.  Your expectation…your obedience to His instructions…will bring answers to the questions you have.

Here are the Top 5 Rich Thoughts Nuggets of the week.

  5.  Big problems?  Remember, when David looked at Goliath he wasn’t concerned how big the giant was because he knew how big his God was..

  4.  The door of opportunity will not open automatically…you must turn the handle…and walk through the door yourself.

  3.  The credit card company’s television commercial asks “what’s in your wallet?”  The correct answer is:  SEED.

  2.  Biblical prosperity is about much more than wealth…it’s about being safe, healthy, peaceful and walking in God’s favor.

And the # 1 Rich Thoughts Nugget you selected is:

  1.  God has given you the ability to perform at a level you never thought possible.  He sees greater potential in you than you see in yourself.