Fear vs. Prosperity


If you watch any news channel, log on to any social media, or listen to your buddies talk, you likely think our world and our country are going downhill. You have been led to believe that violence is at an all-time high and that it is more difficult than ever to win financially.

The devil has been studying human psychology since the beginning of time. He has an incredible grasp on how to lead us to believe we cannot win. Our brains, when not properly used, only function to survive. Our subconscious mind seeks out what it believes to be dangerous, and in turn, makes decisions with only the thought of keeping us alive and comfortable. Our subconscious mind is like our brains auto-pilot. It makes the majority of the decisions for us and we do not even realize this is happening within our own head. If we do not intentionally make a choice to go after our success, our brain will decide for us to do what is most comfortable. The devil is well aware of how this process works and uses it against us to keep us from reaching our highest good. If you feed your subconscious brain today’s media, then it is certainly going to make only fear-based decisions.

I believe the devil’s most powerful tool he currently uses is the media. He uses this outlet to flood us with information that is complete bullshit! We are being brainwashed. And once brainwashed, our subconscious brain continues to make decisions for us that are fear-based and greatly inhibit our ability to succeed.

Here is the truth. Your chances of dying a violent death are 1/500th of what they were in the Middle Ages (5th to 15th century). A 99.8% decrease in violence has taken place since that time period! If that is too far back for you, here are the last 25 years of statistics showing people affected by violent crime in America.

1990: 750 out of 100,000

1995: 685 out of 100,000

2000: 505 out of 100,000

2005: 470 out of 100,000

2010: 405 out of 100,000

2015: 380 out of 100,000


Violent crimes, which were already low in numbers, have been cut in half in just my lifetime. There is a 0.0038 chance you will be affected by a violent crime. In comparison there is a 9% chance you will become a millionaire in your lifetime. You are 237 times more likely to have a million dollars or more than to be violently attacked. Why are we focusing on violence and not prosperity?!

These are the safest times in human history! Do not let the devil/media convince you otherwise. This is a world worth enjoying, and life is a gift in itself!

So how about prosperity? Despite what the media and your brother-in-law tell you, you are one of the wealthiest people walking this wonderful planet! Here is the truth:

-Over 70% of the world’s population makes less than $2,000 per year

-15% of the population makes between $2,000 and $20,000 per year

-The remaining 15% of the population makes over $20,000 per year.

So, if you are reading this, chances are good that you have already been separated to the top 15% of the world as far as wealth is concerned.

Let’s go a little further. The average annual income in the world in 2016 was determined to be $9,733. Feeling better about yourself? One in ten people live off of less than $2 per day.

If you are making an income of $34,000 a year, you are in the top 1% of income earners on earth.

You are one of the richest people on this planet, and you are absolutely winning financially!

The rest of the world is improving as well. Over the past fifteen years, the number of people living in poverty has been cut in half! The United Nations has an ongoing project that involves making sure that every child on Earth has the access to an education. They have managed cut the number of children unable to receive an education in half in the past 15 years with a projection that every child will be able to get an education by 2030. The population continues to grow, yet the number suffering continues to decrease. The media does not want you to know this! This world is wonderful and only getting better.

I could go on, but you get the point. We are living in the safest, most prosperous times in human history! We are winning at an unbelievable level. Let’s be grateful for it! Your subconscious brain primarily functions to store and retrieve data, and this is an automatic process. What data are you feeding it? We are certainly called to do more than just survive!


“Thank you God for letting me roam the earth during such a wonderful time, I will do my best to take full advantage of it!”




  1. Good stuff — thanks JW!

    Becky Sherwin, PT, COMT Melanie Massey Physical Therapy 318-396-1969 http://www.mmptinc.com “Joyfully use your gifts to brighten the lives of others.”

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