Updated: Jan 28
My wife and I fight about money all the time.
But not the fighting over paying bills and wondering how we’ll make rent. Our fighting is over the MINDSET of money.
See, my wife grew up under the teachings of “money is the root of all evil”. So wealth doesn’t have a positive affirmation behind it, therefore any talk about wealth, success or abundance turns her off.
I’m the opposite. I’ve come to know abundance as a positive gift from God that He wants to bless me with….if I work diligently towards it.
Yes, the bible says that the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. But notice how this time I threw in the word LOVE. See the difference?
If we think about it, money is simply an exchange of your gifts and talents for a piece of currency that is good to buy other gifts and talents from other people.
God approves of your making money, and he would like you to build wealth for your family’s needs, for community investment, and for generosity in spreading the gospel.
Making money means you’re not on your butt doing nothing. If money is the exchange of gifts and talents, then making money (and lots of it) is the exchange of a lot of gifts and talents.
Don’t want to make money? Do what a lot of people do. Be lazy.
But just know that,
“Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth” (Proverbs 10:4).
My wife isn’t a Godpreneur, but she’s married to one whether she likes it or not.