Our mission at RightNow Media is to help people trade in the pursuit of the American Dream for a world that desperately needs Christ. We want people to become TRADERS. And while the term “trader” may be new to you, it is really just our way to express what it means to be a committed disciple of Jesus Christ.
The American Dream has been hijacked. What used to be about freedom of worship, opportunity and potential has been distorted to me, me, me and more, more, more. This self-centered, me-focused consumerism has even crept into the American church. God’s goal for all Christians, however, is not that they achieve the American Dream, but that they become like His Son, Jesus Christ (2 Cor 3:18).
We don’t want to settle for the American Dream, but instead relentlessly pursue “God’s Dream” for our lives. While the world shouts at us to look out for ourselves and pursue personal comfort, the Word encourages us to be godly instead of focusing on becoming wealthy (1 Tim 6:3–19). There’s nothing wrong with having a good job and making money (more on that later), but it’s all about the condition of our hearts. If we’re focusing on the financials, then we’ll miss what’s closest to God’s heart—a world full of people who are lost and desperately need a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (2 Pet 3:9; Matt 28:18–20).