Abundance isn’t God’s provision for me to live in luxury. It’s his provision for me to help others live. God entrusts me with his money, not to build my kingdom on earth, but to build his kingdom in heaven. RANDY ALCORN
Sometimes, oftentimes, I worry about money. I am pretty good at budgeting. I don’t buy things frivolously (in fact I spend days, months and sometimes years debating the pros and cons of a purchase). I conserve and save when I cam. Yet, constantly I am thinking about, looking at, analyzing and, yes, worrying about money.
Recently I found myself frustrated because I had to budget so carefully. I’m 30 years old, shouldn’t it have gotten easier by now? Don’t I deserve abundance, having enough so I don’t have to watch every penny I spend?
And then I wince.
I don’t actually deserve anything. Sure, I work hard, but not any harder than the single mother down the street who has to work and conserve money. Or the people working halfway around the world to make and produce all the crap I fill my house with. What gives me the right to say I deserve anything?
The fact is I don’t and building any kind of kingdom here on earth really does nothing but make me want more. Materialism and money focused lifestyles breed insatiable appetites for more, more, more.
So I have to shift my perspective.
Rather than worrying about money, thinking I deserve anything I have to remember the point of our existence. To take all our energy and focus it on others.
After all, when our minds are focused on Jesus, we have little time to worry about anything.
Turn worry into worthy pursuits of heavenly rewards.