Revelation 3:17 – ‘You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.’
It is amazing how we can be blind to things that are so obvious to the outside observer. We can focus on one thing and completely miss another. The above verse points this out. We may be focused on all of the things that we have acquired in this life and completely forgotten to praise and thank God for his provision! There is no point in acquiring wealth if we do it for ourselves. If we do this, then God will say of us, you do not realize how much you are lacking.
If we have more finances than we need – more than we could need in a lifetime – then it is not time to settle and grow proud. Instead, it is reason for a celebration and generosity! Praise the Lord for his generous provision. Provide to those in need around you and make sure your abundance is working to create more money. Why? Because then you can give more!
You do not Realize
Don’t be a person who assumes that the wealth they are in charge of is only for them. Do not be one who doesn’t realise the responsibility that comes with having abundance! Reach out to God’s children, to the lost and provide things that they need to survive and then to live. Help them to find out about God’s love through your generosity.
Financial tip – in any mortgage, make your repayments fortnightly rather than monthly. There are 26 fortnights in a year and only 12 months, you will end up paying off equivalent to 13 months in a year if you pay fortnightly and save a lot more on interest.