Summary: Money was designed to be our servant, never our master. It is your mind-set that determines whether you will be rich or poor.
The Money Mind-Set
MONEY HAS PURPOSE
There are so many Christians today who struggle with a belief that it is not possible to be both rich and spiritual. Somehow we tend to create a separation between financial abundance and spiritual growth.
Nobody is created poor. As a matter of fact, God is not glorified by our poverty. How can the Kingdom of God advance if all the Christians are poor?
To change your money mind-set, you must first recognize that money is not good or bad by itself. It is just a tool. In fact, money is more often used to do good than bad.
For example, think about all the people who are starving around the world. It is the generosity of giving nations and charities that show just how good money can be.
We should appreciate all the good that money is used for and not always consider it an evil commodity. Money can be used to make positive changes in the world and should be sought after, not avoided.
There is sufficient money around for everyone to enjoy and that includes you. But if you believe that money is scarce, that belief will ensure that money does not land up in your pocket. It will find someone who has a positive attitude towards money.
As I have said before, I do not look for money. Money looks for me. In my ministry I say very little about money, I never have to manipulate people to give me their money, and I never ask anyone for money. Yet I always have an abundant supply of money. It is because I have developed a healthy money mind-set.
But that was not always the case. I suffered many years from unnecessary lack and that was not due to being unemployed. Before entering into the ministry at age 44, I was an engineer and I earned an above-average salary. Yet I always seemed to have financial turmoil. It was only after I changed my attitude towards money that my situation began to change.
It’s not about the money but it’s about the money mind-set that is keeping you back from enjoying the fruits of God’s blessings in your life.
Money is a vehicle for the advancement of God’s Kingdom here on earth. Prosperity is a right for every child of God.
Money is a vehicle for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.
It is His desire for us to live a rich and fulfilled life. Fulfilment in life can only happen when you impact the lives of others through selfless service. Wealth is a factor to achieving this because you cannot give what you do not have.
Money is an important vehicle that helps you make your life’s purpose a reality rather than an impossible dream. God has not called you for small things and the journey He is taking you in this life will take a huge amount of supernatural provision. Think about it – your divine purpose comes with a huge price tag!
Most of our financial conflicts have nothing to do with how much money we have but rather our attitudes toward money and how we handle it.
No amount of money will make life meaningful. Life's meaning is found in our relationship with God and discovering our divine purpose.
When we allow money to disproportionately influence our decisions, we are likely to make poor ones. Money was designed to be our servant, never our master. It is to be used to honor God and to fulfill that for which He has called us to do and to become. Having a proper perspective on money is the first step to solving financial conflicts.
We need to replace false assumptions with the true ones. You are destined for greatness but it all depends on whether you believe in yourself or not.
God will give you lots of ideas to generate wealth when you are positioned for a change. Your new mind-set will be open to ideas which you will recognize as a potential wealth generator. It’s all about your belief system.
RE-PROGRAM YOUR MIND
Ephesians 4:23 - And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.
Money is a big issue that affects everyone. That is why Jesus talked about it quite a bit.
Everyone wants to prosper and to have plenty of money. God has given us the power to obtain wealth. Until we change our mind-set and back it with action we will continue to struggle financially.
The poor firmly believe that God created them that way. They have been taught terms like “filthy rich” or “stinking rich” when referring to those who are blessed financially.
God has placed inside each and every one of us the potential and ability to harness and create wealth for Him and for ourselves. But our mind-set limits us and that is why so many Christians fail to fulfill their financial destiny.