Money decisions in the New Year

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Young businessman depositing money in piggy bank

“And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth”

(Luk 12:15).

 

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One timely piece of advice anyone can give you is that you don’t fall into financial frustration this New Year. Testimonies from get rich schemes push a lot of young people into an unhealthy anxiety to ‘blow’ at once.

 

Proverbs 13:11 says: “Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.” By all means, have lofty financial plans. God is not against that. But be sure that your quest for money doesn’t consume you so much so that your relationship with God goes to the back burner. You must learn to put money in its proper perspective. No one can serve God and money. So learn patience and contentment. Don’t be covetous in this New Year. Do honest, excellent work and trust God.

 

The way you handle your money is also something to consider in the year 2018. I once heard somewhere that money is a spiritual stethoscope that deciphers the state of one’s heart. By looking at the way you spend your money, one can know the things that are important to you. Don’t neglect the poor around you. Have a monthly budget to give to those in need. Don’t neglect the cause of the gospel. Have a plan to give even better to the Kingdom in 2018.

 

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