It seems hard to believe that God has a plan for you to make money online. But I don’t find this to be a stretch of the imagination at all. In fact, if God didn’t have a plan for you to make money online or in the brick and mortar world, I’d be shocked. It is not in the nature of what we know about God from the bible.

Today is Easter Sunday. What does that mean? To put it simply, it is a date on the Christian calendar to celebrate the “one day” that is part of the plan that he came up with to redeem man back into his presence.

The plan was birthed as soon as that thing called sin came into the world. God immediately told us what his plan was: he was going to crush sin, and it would require some sacrifice; which was that he would have to offer up his son to redeem man.

I don’t want to get too far off the path of making money online, but I mention this because it proves that God is a planner. That is part of his nature.

What is a plan? According to Dictionary.com, a plan is a scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance. It lays out milestones along the way that you must achieve in order to make it to the final objective. In God’s plan, there were several milestones that had to be achieved in order for man to make it back into his presence. There was all the stuff in the first part of the bible, then there was Christmas, then the death by crucifixion, and then the Easter story. These are all the significant milestones in “the plan”.

You’ve undoubtedly have heard through people that the plan doesn’t end there. One day there will be a final battle, which is the story that is often played out on movie screens in theaters. I personally don’t dwell on all the stuff about armageddon, because that would be a diversion to the problems I’m supposed to be tackling for my customers right now.

God’s plan also includes a part for each individual. And that is what makes the bible personable for the people that believe it.

The point of all this is to try to point out to you that God is a planner. When he says he wants to accomplish something, he plans out tactics and the milestones in advance. Are you with me so far?

In one chapter of the bible, we see this phrase:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

There it is. He said he has a plan for prosperity.

That has me very excited, and I hope that you are at least intrigued.

Personally, I want to know what that plan is? What are the milestones? What part do I have to play in the plan?

We’ve already discussed several parts in the plan. Here is a quick review:

Make Money Tip #1: Believe deep down in your heart that God does want you to make money. In fact, he commands it!

Make Money Tip #2: Look for problems to solve for others. It is the answer to the question on “how to make money?”

Make Money Tip #3: It is YOU that has to identify the problem to solve for others. You are the only one that can do this step.

And now I’ll give you the next tip, because that is the reason you’re reading this. I hope you want to know more, right?

In the biblical book of Habakkuk, we find this command from God:

Then the LORD replied:
“Write down the revelation
and make it plain on tablets
so that a herald may run with it.
Habakkuk 2:2

I like that phrase “so that a herald may run with it.” I know this is a little out of context, but doesn’t it remind you of an architect that is has a blueprint for a new house? He can then give it to the contractor so he can “run with it” and actually build the building.

Make Money Online Tip #4: Write down your ideas and revelations about how to make money online. USE PAPER!

We’ll see later on down the road that your plan to make money online is going to involve others. In that case, having it written down is going to make it a lot easier to implement and get the participation of others. That is why it is so important to write it down.

Question of the day: Sometimes you’re working a plan that you don’t fully understand. How would it affect your actions if it wasn’t written down so that you can go back and review the instructions and see what the objective is to be?

By the way: Happy Easter. If anything else, just remember that it is a day to celebrate one of the more important milestones in a “plan.”

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  • http://www.aprilbraswell.com Vegas Boomer Dating Expert

    Hi Tim,

    YES! YES! YES! Use paper! I’m a visual. I WRITE IT DOWN. You would laugh if you saw the little strew of paper to the right and to the left of my laptop. And then I draw pictures/diagrams.

    Looking forward to where you will continue to take this. BTW, I adore that verse from Jeremiah.

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell

    Dating Expert and Online Dating Coach

  • http://www.stopthesun.com/blog Trisha Chambers

    That’s what post-it notes come in handy for!!

  • http://www.babysittingworld.com Lisa McLellan

    I always write stuff down. The problem is that I write it all over the place so then I can’t find the information when I need it! Maybe God has me finding my memory in his plan for me.

    Lisa McLellan
    Babysitting Services, Nanny Services, and Nanny agencies

  • http://www.yourchanceforromance.com Sonya Lenzo

    I agree with April, that is one of my favorite verses, too. Actually, that whole chapter in Jeremiah is great. Your post today was very, very good. Do you mind if I share it with some friends outside of the class?
    Sonya Lenzo
    http://www.yourchanceforromance.com

    • http://www.MakeMoneyGodsWay.com Tim Van Milligan

      Thank you for those kind words. It touched me deeply that you wished to share it.

      Sure. You’re welcome to share it. I’m not trying to hide.

      Tell them to bookmark the page too.

  • http://www.directsellingadvice.com Mark

    Plus… the act of writing something down in your handwritting allows you to take ownership of it.

    Mark
    Direct Selling Advice, Tips, Skills & Techniques

  • http://www.ColumbiaSafetyProducts.com/blog Mike Norris

    I have notes all over the place and in about 10 different notebooks. Have tried all sorts of systems to get organized. I think maybe I work better with clutter.

    Mike
    http://www.ColumbiaSafetyProducts.com

  • http://successfulsalestools.com/ Bryan

    I agree! I love to write things down. I keep them in front of me until I take action with them.

  • http://workoutwithsabrina.com Sabrina Peterson

    Tim,

    I really like this post. And to answer your question, most of what I do or don’t do is based on what pops into my head. If I make time to pursue it, great otherwise I tend to forget my ‘brilliant’ ideas.

    I have a plan, I just don’t know what it is.

    I guess I need to start writing things down which is why I haven’t made the money online that I know I can. Thanks for the reminder.

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT, CES
    Fat Burning Home Workouts

  • http://www.shanekester.com Shane

    One of the very cool things about writing things down too, is that you have a record of the past. I don’t know about you, but I have a pretty narrow focus of time and space. A few months past and a few months into the future is about all I seem to be able to do. I’ve notice with old want list and goal journals that a great many more things get accomplished than I give credit to sometimes. Because I got what I was after and have already moved on to the next thing to accomplish, I forget that I pined over and wanted it so badly for so long. When I look at those old things that were written down and see how many needs and wants were met it reminds me to be grateful too… which reminds me of another thing I’m forgetful about.

    Shane

  • http://www.ThingsToDoForFreeIn.com Michelle Mason

    As you know, if I don’t write things down, they drift out of my head. This weekend I was brainstorming, and just spewed everything onto a piece of paper. Then later, I was able to look it over and make some sense out of all of it.

    I think everyone would love to know God’s plan for them. But, you could argue (and this goes back to your Tips) that if you know the end, you would just sit in your chair, waiting for the “end result”. Not knowing means that we have to keep going, keep working, in order to get to the end we are hoping for. We may end up somewhere else altogether, but at least we are working towards it.

    Michelle
    http://www.ThingsToDoForFreeIn.com

  • http://www.simplesurvivalguide.com Rob Northrup

    I like to take time to think on paper.
    – My blessings, things I did nothing to earn.
    – My goals- where I want to get to.

    And everything in between…

    Seize the Day,
    Rob

    Simple Family Survival Tips For Disasters and Emergenciess

  • http://www.stemcelltherapyresearch.com Mike Casey

    I love writing things down… they are always there to see and remind me if I do. It really helps to push me further to accomplish those tasks.

    Mike Casey
    http://www.stemcelltherapyresearch.com

  • http://customhomemadegifts.com Peggy Larson

    You know, I really enjoy reading this webpage and I’m not even big into the God world. There’s just something about this page that gets my attention. Maybe it’s because deep down inside I hope it’s true!

    Thanks.
    I’ll be back.

    Peggy Larson
    http://customhomemadegifts.com

  • http://www.bayarearoofingca.com David Escalante

    Writing your ideas and plan on paper is so important for success.

    David Escalante
    Bay Area Roofing San Francisco CA

  • http://robertkaufer.com Robert Kaufer

    You absolutely have to put pen to paper to be successful.

    Bob
    Make Time for Your Health Now or Make Time for Sickness and Disease Later. Your Choice

  • http://www.theharwoodgroupny.com Jennifer Battaglino

    I like the idea of writing everything down. I also feel like the idea is that it’s ok to make money when you combine genuinely solving someone’s problem.

    Good advice and message
    Jen Battaglino

    The Harwood Group – Tinnitus, Chronic Illness, Fears, and Anxiety

  • http://www.stevechambers.com Steve Chambers

    I think God has a plan for everything, although not necessarily about money specifically. God gives us ability and free will that we can use to generate wealth, whether in monetary or other terms. He’s happy when we achieve great wealth here on earth but he’s just as happy if we store up our treasures in heaven.

    Steve Chambers, Body Language Speaker

  • http://www.EslLessonUsingSocialMedia.com Eileen O’Neill

    Writing things down is a great way to give our ideas and goals some physicality.

    Recently I have been doing a lot of mind mapping which I find quite helpful…

    But no matter our system, 3 things are important with regards to our thoughts, ideas, goals:
    1. write them down,
    2. read them over frequently,
    3. do something to activate them.

    A good plan means Planned, thoughtful ACTION!

    Eileen O’Neill
    Using Social Media in ESL/EFL/ESOL…

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  • Austin

    Good idea, to write something down. It’s also good to act when opportunity is there and one (me, you, anyone) knows it. Otherwise, it’s just not done.