The most important thing to remember about money

As I sat searching the Word this morning for comfort I was reminded of this crucial piece of wisdom that had drifted from my memory. Over the years I have probably written about it in articles or emails a dozen times. But still, I constantly need to remind myself because it is so easy to forget. What’s more is when I (or anyone really) forget about it, it causes a lot of undue stress that can be greatly minimized when we truly understand this one simple thing. So what is this thing about money we should never forget? It’s all God’s money and He is allowing us use it! If you read the Parable of the Talents , you get a great illustration of how we are supposed to view money: it is all God’s money, and we just get to be managers of it in this life. It doesn’t matter if we have a little or a lot – we came into the world with nothing and we aren’t taking any of it with us. We have the opportunity to be greatly used by God with our finances as long as we get ourselves out of the way! I am writing this today because I need it! I found myself getting all caught up in “my money” and it was causing me a lot of unnecessary stress. As soon as I was reminded of this simple fact, it instantaneously changed how I viewed a tricky financial issue. When it isn’t “our” money, but God’s, the weight of the responsibility shifts from us to Him. And this is exactly where it should be. We were designed to be dependent on Him. We are co-laborers and have a part to play in the process – but lets be real, the whole universe is framed by God’s words. If He forgot about us for half a second we would be goners. Let’s let this be a reminder for us all. Whether things are tough financially right now or going well, it doesn’t matter – our proper role is to be a steward of whatever He has given to us! Photo: Werner Kurz Related Articles: Are you a good steward? Money Mind Tricks: Ways to Save Money and Control Spending What I’m Financially Responsible For… Tips On How To Get Along With Your Boss 6 reasons for giving more in 2009 Establishing Confidence in Your Finances A Lesson from the Recession: Getting back to the basics Bob enjoys dark chocolate, paying off debt, giving, Foosball, loose-leaf tea, helping people succeed, learning, anything God created, playing guitar, doing things the “long” way, Philippians, excellence, Chick-Fil-A, and making his wife smile. He started ChristianPF in 2007 and Co-Founded Blogging Your Passion in 2011. Find him on Facebook & Twitter . The articles on this site are for entertainment purposes and should not be taken as financial advice. Please contact a financial professional for specific advice regarding your situation. Also, many of the CPF articles help us pay the bills by using affiliate relationships with Amazon, Google, eBay and others. Find out more here .

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