“The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil”

Money is interesting to me. It’s necessary for life in modern society, yet it can so easily become an idol to us.

I have found that it’s a slippery slope to navigate between wanting to provide and just being greedy.

It’s a strange paradox of wanting to be able to give Hannah all that she could ever want, and just on the other side of that wanting all these material things for myself.

It’s easy for the righteous desire of providing to become the evil of greed.
If we have a desire for more money we have to be careful what our motivations are.I guarantee that for at least 90% of people the desire for more money is either selfish, fear-based, or prideful.There are only two reasons that you could desire more money and it not be for selfish gain.

1. To provide for you and your family to have shelter, food, and the basic necessities of life.

2. To give to other people in times of need.

Most of us take care of #1 pretty easily, and neglect #2 more often than not.

“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.”-Benjamin Franklin
Our desire should be to live our lives in excellence. If we live our lives in excellence will money follow after? …Potentially. However, the accrual of wealth should be a side result, not the end goal. The end goal needs to be fulfilling our purpose. Doing what we were made to do.
We have to become content and find joy in our lives as they are.
Live your life with great character-Patience, love, determination, respect, and joy.

The accrual of wealth will not change your life, only make it more of what it already is.

You don’t need to focus on money… Focus on becoming who you’re meant to be. Focus on discovering what you were made to do.


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