There is a difference between making money and making meaning in life. There is a gap between making money and making meaning on earth. There’s no way you can make meaning without making money. You can make money without making meaning, but there’s no way you can make meaning without making money because you’ll be paid for the problems you solve and how hard is it to find a replacement for you. That’s the law of Purpose. You’ll be paid for the problems of mankind you solve.
Right now, I’m solving a problem in your life by the grace of God. So, I will be paid for it. I’m in the full time ministry by the grace of God and I’m being paid by the people whom God has so led to do so. What I’m trying to say is that you’ll always be paid for the problem you solve.
Mark Zukerberg, CEO of Facebook, is solving a big problem in your life and you are paying him every day. You have made him one of the richest men in the whole world, the fifth richest man. The maker of your phone: Android or Apple, whatever phone you’re using, you paid them for solving a problem in your life. When you wear clothes, you paid those dress makers for the problem of nakedness they’ve solved in your life.
In life you’re paid in proportion to the problems you solve and how hard it is to find a replacement for you. We all are brand conscious one way or the other. There’s a specification of laptop you want to get, there’s a specification of phone or car you love and because that’s the type you wanted, you have to look for it. That means it is very hard to find a replacement for that product. I remembered people who were hesitant to use a double-sim phone until Nokia produced one. Daniel, as we read today was a rare resource to his generation, it was very rare to find a replacement for him and he was paid from time to time.