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Who else grew up feeling that if you had money you were greedy? Or that having money or wanting money and success was bad? How often as Christians did we have it drilled into our heads that money and wanting it was bad? After all we are told to not worship money right? So how does this fit into your true every day life? Are you ready and willing to dig into this a bit with me.......Because I was there, I am still working on getting OUT of that mindset.
First I am going to address the idea of money being bad from a Christian standpoint. Here is a famous verse that is well known "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." 1 Timothy 6:10 Well gosh...that must mean that money is bad right? WRONG! It is our attitude towards money that is the issue. It is worshiping money and putting money before God that is the problem. NOT money itself. There is so much more I could say about this topic. And if you want to dig deeper into it here is a wonderful link to look over and ponder: https://www.stewardship.com/articles/3-most-misunderstood-bible-verses-on-money
But let's move on....so how do we change our mindset around money? First we need to realize that money is not bad. That when we have success we can help so many others around us. We have to understand that we have GREATNESS in us. That we have a fire inside of us that right now might be small and dim as we have been letting the world tell us we are not destined for greatness. But the world is WRONG. There are such HUGE and amazing plans for you and your life. Just sit back and imagine all the amazing things you can accomplish. Do these things feel like they are so huge that they will never happen? Do they feel that they are only meant for others? I am here to tell you that is NOT TRUE. You deserve greatness and you deserve for your dreams to come true.
"You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?" - Rumi
One of hte first things you can do to help see your dreams to reality is to conduct yourself as though you already have whatever it is that you want. Is this debt paid off, the car in the driveway, the trip, the mission trip, helping others so freely. Start envisioning your life to the very small details of every piece of these dreams. Think on this often. Pray about it fervently.
Once you see these things in fine detail you will start to get ideas of how to make them happen. DO NOT WAIT. The timing is never going to be just right. If you get a thought, act on it! It may or may not pan out but do not wait. I fully believe that when we deeply and humbly come to God with our dreams that in His time they will happen. Some of these dreams may not actually happen until after we are gone from this earth, but do NOT give up on chasing them as there is a reason they are happening when they do. Take a step, even the smallest one, towards your dreams. Each step forward is one step closer.
I am going to say this here and now....and it makes me a bit nervous to do so.....
I want to be wealthy. And I have no shame in that. I want to be wealthy so I can deeply help others who need it. I want to be wealthy so I have the means to at any time drop what I am doing to follow exactly the plan God has in store for my life. When we give deeply, we are blessed deeply.
This was not an easy post to write. It stirs up a lot of feelings. I am sure it stirs them up in you as well. Let's talk about them. Feel free to message me. I don't mind being challenged from other perspectives either. We can grow together. And oh the bond and friendship we could make.
I will leave you with this. Poverty, helps no one! Can someone in poverty give... OF COURSE. I would encourage it in fact. But does poverty help make BIG things happen to those around our world? Lets ALL dream big. Lets all GIVE big right where we are at at this time. As our GIVE BIG will be blessed so much more and it will allow us to continue to give bigger and more freely long term. Oh how our world could be impacted!