How to Succeed, Do not Allow Your Finances to Control Your Life!
Psalm 56:3-4, “When I am afraid, I will trust in thee [God]. In God I will praise His Word, in God I have put my trust, and I will not fear what the flesh can do to me.” Money can be seen as the root of all evil, if used and obtained in the wrong way. Many people believe that the more money they have the less problems they will have. The more money you have, the more you worry about losing it. Money should not be your number one priority in life. The number one priority, for one, should be to live the best life that God gives you.
Money worries can be seen as one of those “core fears” a person develops. A “core fear” is a worry that controls every aspect of one’s life. One way to deal with the “core fear” of money is by tackling your fear head on. 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
Here are a few ways to fight money worries and financial anxiety from a Biblical text and Biblical sense:
- You should have a good understanding of where your anxiety comes from. You must figure out what is the main cause of your money troubles. To win at life and overcoming “money worries”, you must trust in God. Also, you must learn how to properly handle your personal finances and business finances.
- Do not allow past financial failures control your financial future. Remember the old saying nothing ventured, nothing gained. You must plant your “money seed”, harvest the “money seed”, and spend the “money seed” wisely. Must remember that there will be setbacks when planting and growing one’s “money seed”.
- Anticipate God’s goodness in growing your “money seed”. Do not allow money to control your life. Do not work for your money, but let it work for you.
Psalm 23:6, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Believe in the goodness of God and you will surely receive that goodness.
Donya Zimmerman is a business consultant, mediator, and legal professional with over ten years of experience. She is owner of Family & Community Mediation and Business Consulting (FACMBC) based in Baltimore, Maryland and has been in business since 2013. Services provided by FACMBC: Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Business Registration Assistance (Limited Liability Company, Corporation, S-Corp, Limited Liability Partnership, etc.); Business Plan Drafting Assistance; Business Certification Assistance (MBE, WOSB, 8A, 501(c) (3), Hub Zone, etc.); and Business Organization Assistance. She is also a contributing writer to the Maryland Daily Examiner Newspaper. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.facebook.com/FACMBC; www.twitter.com/FACMBC; https://dzimmerman36.wordpress.com; http://www.linkedin.com/in/dzbusconsultantandmediator