True Wealth Is In Christ By Raina
These days the word abundant is everywhere!
Many are searching and trying to live “an abundant life”.
I am wondering, what does it mean to you having an abundant life?
We live in a world where possessions and money have become the benchmark to determine our worth and success in society!
Are money and possessions something you have been trying to obtain?
It is interesting to know that the apostle Paul talked about abundance and contentment from a prison cell! He possessed nothing but he felt abundant, how?
So do we need all the stuff and money to feel abundant?
Or are we running the wrong race?
DON’T PUT YOUR HOPE IN MONEY
We all know that money is necessary but shall money determine how abundant we feel?
No matter what we do, there are ads everywhere : on social media, on tv, asking us to buy stuff to create the dream lifestyle.
Materialism is the biggest trap and the reason why so many work so hard to have more money. Some even go into debt because of it.
Isn't it exhausting to be pressured to be more and to have more to become somebody so-called important ?
Let me ask you something : do you find yourself thinking or saying “ I will feel happy when I have x amount of money?” or “I will feel abundant when my business makes 6 figures!”
We all need money to live and pay our bills. It is so easy to start focusing on making more and having more. Yet, are those thoughts consuming your mind?
Are you copying the behaviours of the world by putting your hope and security in money?
Be careful! That is an illusion.
Solomon, the richest man in the world, reminds us that "those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings happiness" (Ecclesiastes 5: 9-10).
MONEY IS NOT THE SOURCE OF ALL EVIL
As a faith-based money coach, I would like to clarify something here. Having money or wealth is not bad. The love of money is! That is when making money and having more become your main priority and it becomes more important than following God commands.
Unfortunately, the love of money has caused so many to wander from Christ.
Remember Matthew Chapter 6 verse 24 : “no one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other ; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money".
You need to make God first in your life and finances. Also, God asked us to honour Him with our wealth and everything we have. We are called to be good stewards.
It is ok to receive wealth from God and good health to enjoy it.
But what is most important is having a relationship with God and helping others.
God gave you free will! Money is a tool and you decide what you will do with it.
It is your choice, so what will you do with His blessings?