“Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” -Matthew 19:24
A mentor of mine once explained to me that God invests your money into ourselves exponentially when you have full faith in His ability to manage it. He was able to accurately show me the point in time in his earnings when he began to serve GOD instead of serving MONEY. The results were staggering. The month that he had made this decision, his earnings exponentially increased over time. He explained to me that God is your personal investor with his hands open wide waiting for us to give everything to him. When we serve money, we hold on tight and God is unable to work his miracles throughout our lives.
Now normally I discuss topics related to acquiring money and how you can become the master of it. Don’t get me wrong, I believe money is a tool that can be used to help us get places that were unattainable before. It is completely necessary to attain if we want to live our lives to the fullest.
However, this week I felt called upon to discuss something that I think we should all hold very closely with how we associate with money and that’s the value that we place on it.
As Americans, we are obsessed as a culture with acquiring money. We are surrounded by the notion to GAIN. Now by no means am I exemplified from this. In fact, I felt this way for the majority of my life. Then I came across a piece of scripture that changed my entire outlook on how I viewed money.
“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.” -Matthew 6:24 NIV
This is all I needed to hear in order to realize that I had been serving one master and completely ignoring the other. MONEY had been the one thing that I was after. Constantly thinking about it, making it my obsession. The only problem with this is that it can lead to the inevitable damnation of any man! You will forever be a slave to money as you will constantly be in a state of receiving!
How can a man truly feel fulfilled when he is constantly receiving and has not been able to relinquish the overwhelming benefits of CONTRIBUTION?
By no means am I a pro at this and I am still learning how to adjust my mindset accordingly, but I wanted to put together a couple of reasons why serving God as your master instead of money will ultimately make you a wealthy person, both financially and spiritually.
- Begin building on a foundation that is ETERNAL
- Money is constantly being spent. God’s love is eternal. Invest your time in something that isn’t limited and find yourself more fulfilled in the long run.
- God is your personal investor
- God is the pathway to true riches! I refer back to my story that I told in the beginning, that God promises you will have all that you need and more, should you give everything to Him.
- Your soul with thank you
- Yeah this is pretty intense, I know but its true. What would you pay to enter the gates of heaven? For a man that has served money his entire life, it is even harder to serve the one TRUE master.
So I urge you to look upon your relationship with money. Do you allow it to control your every thought and being? Are you a slave to money’s bidding? Most importantly, how will attaining more money help you live eternal life with God in heaven?
Money doesn’t have to be something that we are a slave to, rather it can be a tool that we can utilize to do great things in this world. We can create a perspective change in our own minds so that RECEIVING can become a means of GIVING.
(I have a great explanation of why giving is the ultimate path to fulfillment if you would like to read more about that here.)
Yes, I still encourage you to make money a vital part of your life that you conquer. It is essential that you master this part of your life so that you are no longer a slave to it. But realize, God is a major part of that triumph!
Thank you for your input as always as I am still developing Minerva Money to be as accessible and helpful to you! Let me know how you guys feel about this by emailing me or sending me a message in the contact form!
Andrew Martinez, owner and writer of Minerva Money