Day Nineteen – Being a Good Steward is a Key to Success

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain[1].”

1 Timothy 6:10

Yes today I am talking about money and starting the discussion with a scripture. Having money in abundance is not a sin. God did not intend for his people to be poor. But there are many who belief that financial prosperity is wrong. The scripture states that when money becomes your only focus and your goal is to become rich then you are coveting money and not seeking God’s promises.

When you seek God’s promises the financial prosperity will come. We are not supposed to chase money or be motivated by money. I know that money will come to me as long as I focus on what God has for me to do. However I must prove that I will be able to appropriately manage what he gives me therefore I have to learn to be a good steward of my money, in order to do that I have decided to take a financial fast.

I am already a pretty frugal spender and live on a budget but I am sure there are some additional areas in which I can still improve. Besides it will be good practice for learning to be content with what I already have. Contentment is the key to avoid sinning when it comes to money and possessions. You have to learn to be content with what you have and not always yearn to have more or what you see some else with.

I don’t seek to be rich but I do welcome the financial prosperity that God is going to bring into my life. It will allow me to buy property for my family and began a legacy to leave to my children and their children. Being rich comes with it’s own set of problems. For the life of me I don’t know why people would want to have so much that they could not openly enjoy their lives because of it.

Being content and a good steward of your money are keys to success.


[1] International Standard Version (©2008)