This is a series that appears on a regular basis here at JosephSangl.com – “Biblical Financial Lessons”
Ecclesiastes 5:10 “Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.”
This is an incredible statement, and every single person on planet Earth wrestles with this issue. We all must deal with money, and most of the time we simply do not have enough to buy all of the things we want. If we are not very careful, we will begin to pursue money and develop a love for it.
Marketers know this, and this is why they continually play upon the feelings of lack or scarcity. Of course, once you obtain the item they are offering, they must sell you something else. They move the “happiness” line again, and create another feeling of “you are nothing unless you have this one thing.” And for those who are in love with money and wealth, the cycle never ends.
Here is a great question to ask yourself:
“How much money is enough?”
If your answer is an actual number (such as $1 million), watch out! A great answer is “I have enough right now. I am so blessed!”
In Matthew 6:21, we read “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” To avoid giving your heart over to the pursuit of money and “More. More! More!!”, employ these regular activities:
- State “I am so blessed!” at least once each day. Tell someone WHY you are blessed.
- Give money away. Giving keeps me from being greedy and connects my heart to the organizations and individuals I have given to.
- Pray. Prayer helps maintain focus on what is most important.
- Serve others. Serving others allows me to see that the world does not revolve around me and ensures that I live an open-handed life focused on helping others!
- Document your blessings. When you write down the blessings you have in your life, it opens your eyes to just how blessed you really are!!!
- Are you giving money away?
- How are you serving others?
- Have you written your blessings on paper lately?