It’s taken a long time for me to reach this point in my life. The beginning, of starting to truly understand life.
Scripture is clear about coveting and idolatry, both of these things run rampant in the culture we live in today, it was a problem I struggled with also. I grew up poor, running out of money, lights turned off, no internet, mom was in and out of debt. She did the best she could, and I wouldn’t change anything because it has brought me to the life I live today and made me the person that I am. Every hardship, every time I heard the word “No”.
This caused me to hoard every little bit of money I got my hands on as a kid, to think that money was power, and that ultimately what decided your worth in this world was how much money you had.
Fast forward to today, money is no longer an issue. I’m self-employed, live in a beautiful home, don’t worry about eating, my bills are all paid, and I can afford things that I enjoy. But not because of the money I make, sure the swiping of the credit card pays for it, but none of this was possible until I realized that money was nothing. Money was not to be worshipped or to be looked at as a measure of someone’s worth or level of success.
Until I realized this, I was always chasing money. When you chase things, they run away!
The only thing that won’t run when you chase it, is scripture, God, the love of our savior, and the practicing of the scripture we were blessed with regardless of worldly circumstances.
When I began focusing on the things that mattered, everything else just fell in place. From my experiences, I really think that’s how it’s supposed to be.
For me, it was focusing on aligning my faith, a good business model, providing for my family, and helping others at the same time.
Once I got those things aligned and working in unison with each other, everything started clicking.
Money to me is merely a tool to provide for my family, to reinvest so I can help more people, quicker, and more efficiently than before, as well as spending some on things I enjoy and experiences God allows me to have.
This has been quite the journey for me, and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. None of the hardships, none of the times I was told no, nothing. I believe everything has happened for a reason, a reason and purpose I was put here for just like you, yes you reading this!
A master plan that slowly but surely, day after day is being revealed to me with much left to discover.
Thank you all so much for reading this post and supporting my business, have a blessed day!