You work very hard, give faithfully, and try to secure your finances as much as you want. But the harder you work and give the deeper you sink into debt.
You don’t know what to do.
Your finances are a mess, and it is affecting your life negatively.
Tithing and working hard are good, but we need to have the right money mindset.
The truth is:
Your belief about money will determine your emotions, actions, and habits towards it, and that will also determine your financial life.
Having the right mindset about money will help you to use it well for the right reasons in your business and life in general.
God has made you be a steward of his resources, and that includes money.
It would be best if you did not look at money as something evil because it is not. The love of money is the root of all evil, not money itself.
On the other hand, you should not glorify money over God. Look at money as a resource that God has given you to multiply. (1Timothy 6:10)
If you do entrepreneurship just for the sake of getting money out of it, you will hit a dead-end, purpose to serve God with your money.
Even though you might be successful, you will feel empty on the inside because you’re not doing what God wants you to do in the marketplace.
Here are three money mindsets that Christian entrepreneurs need to develop:
It All Belongs to God
Don’t get it wrong God does not make money. It is man-made, but he has given you the ability to produce it. (Deuteronomy 8:18)
You have an anointing to produce wealth and that anointing comes from God, so in one way or another, it is God that enables you to prosper and make money.
Without him, you can do nothing in this life.
You Are a Steward
As mentioned before, you are a steward of the resources God has given you, including money.
So do not put much value on money than God instead look at yourself as a manager of the money God has given you and use it in ways that glorify your heavenly Father. (1 Timothy 6:17)
It is good to tithe, but that is not the only way that one can be a good steward of money.
You also need to save money because God has promised to bless our storehouses.
Do not use the money you make in your business for your personal needs only.
You also need to save some of it so that you can use it to expand your business.
God Wants You To Have Financial Freedom
Most of us work hard so that we can have financial security, but that is not the way God wants us to have.
The God we serve is of more than enough, and that is why he’s able to provide all that we need, and we can have everything we need and plenty left over to share with other people. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
People who seek financial security always end up glorifying money because they put much of their effort into ensuring that they are secure financially.
Often these kinds of people are never happy in life because you can never have enough money in your bank account. You’ll always look for more.
Money is not evil, but the love of it is what is evil.
God has given us resources and expects us to multiply them, and that includes money.
So the way you view money is critical because it will determine how you manage it.