“Money … it’s a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.”
Regardless of your age, if you enjoy 70’s classic rock you may recognize this famous lyric from Pink Floyd’s hit song “Money” (forgive the lyric language). Money drives us in so many ways. Some good. Some bad. We need money to live. To eat. To have a home. To help others.
But money does have a dark side. We seem to never have enough. Culture is constantly barraging us to want more. So we work harder. We worry. We fight. We grow in our careers. We strive to invest wisely. We, we, we…
In the end, WE so often take it fully on ourselves to produce wealth!
Let’s consider a different paradigm. Let’s consider wisdom from these elements of Deuteronomy 8:10-18:
- When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.
- Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God…
- Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God.
And here is the key element of this wisdom:
- You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.”
- But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth…
Do you see the me, me, me versus the he, he, he?
Do you see the pride and self-reliance versus the full acknowledgement that only GOD gives us the ability to produce wealth?
Intrigued? Here are some additional resources to guide your financial thinking.
Our last FUSE event speaker, Russ Crosson, gave a powerful message based on his book, What Makes a Leader Great (listen to the podcast). Russ has also written two other books focused on finances and wealth creation that may be exactly what you need.
- The Truth About Money Lies
- 8 Important Money Decisions for Every Couple
What will money be for you … me, me, me or he, he, he?
Closing the gap together,