May 20, 2011
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How can I ever have enough money when it seems like this recession will never end?
I think the largest difference between those who never seem to have enough and those who always have enough is not their bank account balances. The main difference is their attitudes toward their bank account balances.
The Apostle Paul put it this way, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:11 New International Version)
To have enough you will need to look up and give thanks to God for what you have.
You probably tend to view bank account balances and mathematical formulas as the final statements regarding whether or not you have enough money. But you are a child of the One who owns everything. You need to develop a new attitude. It begins when you look up to heaven and thank God for what you have.
To feel like you have enough you will need to look up and be content with what you have.
You live in a world where most people believe that if you have enough money then you will stop being wanting more. However, the only way to overcome the desire for more (greed) is with the attitude of contentment. When you are satisfied with what the Lord provides you will have enough.
To know you have enough you will need to look up and recognize you true source.
You can declare your believe in God and claim to follow Jesus, but perhaps you trust your money and possessions for your security. When a person does that he/she mistakes resources for the Real Source. Your security in life and eternity needs to be based on God’s promise to be your Provider.
It’s all about attitude. When you have enough you can share and if you follow Jesus you enjoy sharing with those in need. You will never have enough until you recognize that God is your Source. He is your Provider. He gives you the strength to work. He gives you a job. He moves your employer to pay you your wages.
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