Mark 8:36 – ‘What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?’
People can be a fickle race. Have you ever thought, if only I had more money, things would be better, easier, more fun?
I believe a lot of financial problems come from greed and living outside our means. It is so easy to put things on credit, to get loans and to spend large amounts of money on items that aren’t truly necessary.
If you had everything in this world that you desired, would you be satisfied? I wouldn’t. Instead, I prefer to find my satisfaction in God and my relationship with Him. Through this, whatever my circumstances, I know that He is in control.
Yes, I desire to be closer to Him. I desire to be a better wife and mother. I desire to be a better steward with what God has blessed me with. I desire to make more of an impact in this world, to leave the world a better place through my life. I desire to give more, to judge less and to love more.
But I know that God loves me just as I am and He has done everything that is needed for me to be saved, loved and acceptable. There is no work that I can do on this earth, no thing that I can gain that will make me more acceptable to God – Christ did it all.
Do not mix up the idea of wealth with a better life for yourself. Do not fall into the trap of thinking if you just had a little more, things would be better. Learn to find enough in what God has blessed you with now, then aim to improve your situation so you can bless others.
Financial tip – search online for a savings account that offers a high interest rate. If you’re already saving – great! Make sure that money is earning you as much as it possibly can. Be mindful of bank accounts that have ongoing fees. Many online accounts are free to set up and offer great interest rates.