“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
– Luke 16:13
For the next few days, we’re going to talk about the four things that people tend to worry the most about. The first one, something that concerns nearly all of us regularly, is money.
It seems like we all have money problems, because no matter how much we have, we still worry about our finances. Let’s face it, money is the currency of the world and it is the factor that enables us to move forward toward our goals and dreams. Whether it’s the basics like paying our bills or the fear of not knowing if our business will make it through the next quarter, monetary concerns can be a source of constant stress — if we let them. While our minds are deluged with questions like “What if I lose my job?“ or “Is my social security going to stay the same?” it’s easy to come to God in a quandary, asking Him to change our circumstances or provide a sudden windfall.
Friend, while it’s good to bring your financial problems to the Lord, I want to share with you something that I believe will set you free from the constant need to do that: focus on Jesus and seek His wisdom above all else. When you put more energy into trusting God’s promises than you do your bank account, you will be set free. It’s not that your circumstances will immediately change (although it’s possible), it’s that the way you see your situation will be transformed. Building your faith by focusing on His faithfulness will free your mind and spirit from fear so you can be a better ambassador of His Kingdom. As you meditate on Christ’s goodness, your financial burdens won’t look nearly as daunting because His greatness will overcome your worry! Isn’t that wonderful news?
Thank you, Jesus, for setting my mind and spirit free from financial worry. I trust you to take care of all that concerns me.
Do you worry about money? If so, how can seeking Jesus and trusting His promises help to subdue those fears?