How True Wealth is Measured

family growth strategies legacy lessons Published on March 13, 2023

Approximately 6.14 inches by 2.61 inches… that’s the length and width of both a 5 dollar bill and a 100 dollar bill. 

If you were to determine the value of these two bills based solely on their dimensions, you’d say they were equal.

However, we all know that if you were to measure their value based on monetary worth, you’d choose the $100 bill over the $5 bill every time. 

But what if that 5 dollar bill were autographed by Abraham Lincoln? Would that change your decision? It certainly would. 

Often when we measure our family’s wealth, we take a look at our finances or the size of our house and compare it to those of others, making judgments in monetary terms without seeing the bigger picture. 

However, true wealth encompasses more than money. It should be measured in 5 key areas:

  • Spiritual wealth. This includes your family’s pursuit of Christ, investment in the church, and leading and discipling others in Christ. 
  • Intellectual wealth. Is your family committed to growth? Have you learned from your experiences and taught others with your wisdom?
  • Emotional wealth. The degree in which you’re emotionally invested in your family. Are you emotionally connected in a healthy, meaningful way with each other?
  • Social wealth. Think about the community you’ve built and the people your family has poured into. A family with friends is a rich family indeed. 
  • Financial wealth. While there’s practical wisdom in evaluating wealth in financial terms, this also includes expressing generosity. 

When you focus on building wealth in these 5 areas, your family will be prosperous for generations to come. And you’ll be creating a fruitful, enduring family legacy that stands the test of time. 

“True wealth encompasses more than money.” 

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