Debunking 4 Money Myths of the Believer by Jen Fontanilla
Recently my young son’s tooth became loose and like any curious boy, he wiggled it on purpose just to finally release it.
"It came out!” he exclaimed in joy as he proudly displayed it between his little fingers and held it up to my face.
“Great! Are you going to put it under your pillow for the Tooth Fairy?” I asked while wondering in my mind, “How much longer will this keep up until he realizes this isn’t for real?”
In the case of money when we study them under the perspective of Biblical principles, there are many myths that society has created that are not real. God has clear instructions in regards to our finances and how we should approach them.
I share with you four of them that I challenge you to see how they hold up to your beliefs when it comes to us being good stewards of our money.
GIVING HAS NO BEARING ON MY TRUST IN GOD
God asks us to tithe to test our willingness to trust Him fully. He can get the job done with us or without us, through us, or in spite of us. He doesn’t need our 10, 20, or 30 percent.
God promises that if we are faithful in giving, He will be faithful in supplying what we need. This is about demonstrating our trust and obedience in Him.
MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL
This scripture is often taken out of context and is incredibly misquoted. It’s the love of money that is the root of all evil. Greed is the cause of a particular problem or the cause of society's problems in general. Money itself is neither good nor bad. It is a means and way to provide for our needs and wants.
What makes it evil is when we make money an idol.
When we covet money above all things, that’s when it becomes a problem with God.
We need to remember that God does not want us to put anything before Him.
He always wants to be first in our life.
WE SHOULD JUST BE GRATEFUL BUT NOT WANT FOR MORE THAN HAVING OUR NEEDS MET
Some Christian entrepreneurs struggle with this because on one hand you’re trying to make a profit, but on the other hand you have been told to be grateful and want for nothing else.
Many Christians have this falsehood that God does not want us to have prosperity and abundance. All we need is to look at examples in the Bible: Abraham, King Solomon, or King David. God blessed them tremendously and financially!
Here’s the thing, you’ve been gifted with talents and abilities and if you have been anointed a position in the marketp