You and Money
Sometimes, people think they would like to have more in life, but they really don’t. Do you want proof? Let’s try an experiment. Tell me if this is an accurate quotation: “Money is the root of all evil.” That’s in the Bible, right? Look it up here. Surprised? Now, see what covet means. The key there is to wrongfully desire something that does not belong to you.
Would it surprise you to know that God intends for you an abundant life? Read this. Money is simply a tool. You cannot eat money, but you can buy food with it.
Money is not, in and of itself, “filthy” (although sometimes the paper is dirty). If your neighbor has money, do not wish to have his (or her) money. That would be coveting. Find a way to have your own money.
Here is an interesting exercise I found in the book, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind:
Here is a simple technique you may use to multiply money in your experience. Use the following statements several times a day, “I like money, I love it. I use it wisely, constructively, and judiciously. Money is constantly circulating in my life. I release it with joy, and it returns to me multiplied in a wonderful way. It is good and very good. Money flows to me in avalanches of abundance. I use it for good only, and I am grateful for my good and for the riches of my mind.”
As you say this, notice what your internal reaction is. If you find yourself twinging as you declare how much you like money, you need an attitude adjustment.
You cannot own your own money if you don’t like it. Don’t waste your time envying or resenting your neighbor’s riches. If you dislike rich people, you will never have more than you have. Decide what you really want in life and think about how much money it would take to get that. Money is the tool do great good as well as great evil. You cannot give what you do not have.