Proverbs 11:10 – 11 – ‘The whole city celebrates when the godly succeed; they shout for joy when the godless die. Upright citizens bless a city and make it prosper, but the talk of the wicked tears it apart.’
If you are comfortably living within what you currently earn, is it wrong to desire to earn more? I think not! You are a blessing to so many when you are able to earn more. Why?
When you earn more:
- You can tithe more, further blessing your church and God
- You may pay more taxes, benefiting your government
- You may purchase more, blessing your local community
- You can give more, blessing those in need
- You can save more, preparing for your future
If you have put into practice the first actionable idea (start saving today) then already you are earning more. Do you disagree? Think about this. Your money in savings is earning interest daily. So technically, you are earning more than before you set up that savings plan. Exciting!
You may have a job that earns you more than enough and so you’re already saving and perhaps even investing. Have you considered looking into other ways you can earn? An example may be purchasing an investment property. The rent that you earn from this is a consistent increased earning. As long as the rent is covering the cost of the mortgage for the property and then some, it is earning you more money.
At a stage when I was working two jobs that kept me busy 5 and a half days a week, I was also looking into other ways to earn money online. I was able to do this through writing about my profession as both a horse studies teacher and a stable hand at the racetrack. I didn’t need to learn any more about these topics – I was employed in both of them! It meant that I was able to generate content that I could write once, but then earn from on a consistent basis. I invested my time in creating content that would earn me money more than once – this I felt was a wise way to use my time and earn more.
I am not suggesting the need to find time for another job. Instead, I am suggesting developing a hobby or investing in something that can generate a consistent return for you.
It is my prayer for you:
- That you will be excited about the idea of earning more, not stressed by it.
- That you will find researching ways to earn more money – without picking up another job – an exciting task.
- That you will find another way to earn money that requires minimal input from you once the decision is made.
Lord I thank you that I can consider ways I might be able to earn more money without having to work longer hours. Help me to be excited about opportunities to earn more because of what it can do for You.
Research investment opportunities online or other ways to generate money through a hobby such as a website on your favourite topic. You may find that you can earn money from a topic you’re passionate about and already spending time on.