Can we talk about money for a minute? 🤔💸
As believers we are continually hearing “The Love of Money is the root of all evil”
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10 NASB
But can we focus on one single word that is so overlooked, LOVE.
The LOVE of Money. Then Timothy goes on to say “some have wandered from the faith longing for it”
This has and can absolutely happen. Many times we can lose sight of why we desired to have financial security.
BUT……… MONEY itself is NOT evil. It’s your motives towards the money.
We NEED money to live in the United States. We NEED money to EAT, PROVIDE SHELTER, PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE, & so many other things.
Then we have those who God gives a calling to. To provide for orphans, adoption, ministries, widows, missions & so much more.
Those desires require MONEY. Whether you fundraise for the money or are able to pay for these things on your own they require MONEY.
So many of us have such an awful subconscious towards money. When we don’t have it we will say things like “I hate money” hence you’re generating the energy and belief that money is BAD. So guess what you don’t have coming to you? Yup money, bc money is BAD & God isn’t trying to provide you with what’s bad. Or we blame money for our problems “ugh money causes so many problems” no it’s YOUR belief about money that’s creating a problem. The problem is your discontentment without the money. Your belief that the money will provide contentment.
Paul tells us that he has learned to be CONTENT with plenty and with little. So he keeps his heart free from the LOVE of Money.
Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.
Philippians 4:11-12 NASB
But he doesn’t say MONEY is the problem.
So let’s flip the coin for a moment.
Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has #given riches and wealth, He has also #empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God. For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart.
Ecclesiastes 5:19-20 NASB
God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart. 💜👑
Imagine being able to GO without hesitation when God puts a DESIRE in your heart.
Imagine being able to GIVE without hesitation when God puts a DESIRE in your heart.
Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalms 37:4 NASB
Imagine being able to LIVE without having to STRESS over essentials like bills, debt, & medical emergencies.
Friends MONEY is NOT the enemy.
Your HEART 💜 has and will always be the area that needs to be addressed.
Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. 💧
Proverbs 4:23 NASB