Do You Desire Money More Than God?
Scripture: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10
Time and time again the Lord has convicted me of desiring money more than I desire Him. Of course, no believer would ever want to admit this but when we are honest with ourselves, we find that more often than not we are counting on money more than the provision of the Lord.
Everyday we make decisions that reveal if our desire is to have more money or to please God.
We may lie on our taxes to get a bigger refund.
We choose careers based on money instead of God's calling on our lives.
We don't give generously to people in need.
We take advantage of people and overcharge for products and services.
We pride ourselves on the amount of money we make.
We constantly stress about our lack of money or are constantly chasing money goals.
We make choices based on money rather than the leading of the Holy Spirit.
We believe the answer to most of our prayers is more money.
We believe it is God's obligation to make us rich on earth.
Did you see yourself in any of these examples? The point is that we all may have areas of our lives that we are desiring money over God. Remember that money is a tool that God provides, but money is not the provider. God is.
Challenge: Seek God about any area of your life that you are desiring more money rather than more of Him. Repent and ask the Holy Spirit to help you trust the Lord.