John Bradshaw - From $200 Million to Bankrupt in Five Years
If you've ever thought that more money would be the end of all your problems, consider the story of the man who made 200 million dollars when his company sold, and was bankrupt within five years. Owing 50 million dollars he did not have.
One news agency said he had a fascination with houses, hotels, horses and art. Like many people wealthy or otherwise, this man had money, but didn't have discipline. And that matters whether you're a millionaire or earning minimum wage: discipline is important. The ability to keep yourself from spending money you don't have.
Proverbs 27:24 says, "Riches are not forever". How true is that! You can waste a lot if you have a lot, or you can waste a lot if you have a little. Whatever you have honor God with it, commit it to him, and remember that word: discipline. I'm John Bradshaw, for It Is Written