Faith in Your Financial Future
Planning to Do Well Through Faith and Giving
Many people think they need money, but I think they are a little off the mark.
I know people who say, “The Lord will provide,” and it really works. They derive happiness from their work, enjoying their skill and the feeling of physical or mental exertion. Their value system tells them that work is a goodness: that when they work, they are doing good. Their time is well spent, they feel, and they see the hand of God in all they do. Such a person leads a happy life, finding as they have faith that the Lord does indeed provide to them exactly what they need to live the life The Lord has given them.
Similarly, I know people who say that if you concentrate on what you really want, and money is required to bring it to you, money will come to you for this purpose. It is a faith, in some ways similar to Christian faith, that the universe will unfold as it should, that we should expect positive outcomes, and that the universe will bring us whatever it is that we need to bring us closer to what we really, truly want. I have found that this works, too.
If what you really, truly want is a lot of money, then I believe the universe or The Lord will bring it to you. But if what you really want is a nice, comfortable place to live, work you enjoy and wonderful people to surround you, you should really stop worrying about the money and start concentrating on the things, people and experiences that you really, truly love.
Another sound financial strategy is giving. The more you give, the more you will get back. It seems illogical, but it really does work. I’ve seen example after example in daily life. Some people say, be generous and the universe will be generous with you. I say, give because it will make you feel good, and feeling good, you have already gained something that money cannot really buy.
So do you still think that the thing you really need is money? Perhaps what you really need is faith.
If you see a person distributing his money to charity, know that his assets will increase, as it is said in Proverbs: "here are people who scatter and yet increase". -- Rabbi Avahu
“The pursuit of money … as a means to anything usually means (almost always means) that someone, somewhere, at least momentarily, has taken their "eye" off of what it is they really want.” - TUT Quote of the Day, January 7th, 2011
"How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." - Jesus Christ
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." - Saint Paul
“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." - Jim Rohn
“I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.” - Mark Twain
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