Aug 19 2008
Money and Your Soul
For the love of money is the root of all evils, and some people in their desire for it have strayed from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains.
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
Money is a goal pursued by most people. Its not for paying bills, or supporting yourself and your family, its mainly because of greed to possess material things and to raise yourself among your peers. The 1 Timothy 6:10 quote is a great truth in how lusting over money leads to many evils in trying to obtain it. Wealth can bring true happiness if its used to bring happiness to others, especially those who can never repay your kindness. Your worth more than money can buy. Don’t lose your soul pursuing something which doesn’t have eternal value.
Setting Priorities of True Value
When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.
Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail.
Money is like love: It kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.
It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy. But it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
Pursuing money to fulfill materialistic desires will leave you empty and cynical. Sharing your wealth and yourself will give you peace, happiness, and a sense of purpose in life. Money is just a tool to be used as a part of accomplishing great things.
Its nothing more.
Focusing on Goals
All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas, not money.
Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.
Money never starts an idea. It is always the idea that starts the money.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Everything that you see around you began as an idea: the computer you are using now, the light bulb shining above, the ink in your pen, the roads outside, and the buildings along side them. Some entrepreneur had an idea to build these things, even before the money was made available to create them. Its wrongly believed that money makes money. This holds many people back from pursuing their dreams because they don’t have the money in front of them to start the processing of fulfilling them. Our creations begin with a thought and are fueled by the faith to persevere and to make them a reality.
The Business of Money
Oppression of the poor (Exodus 2); defrauding labourers of their wages (James 5:4).
I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
Have you felt cheated by your employer in wages? This can be working overtime for free or without the appropriate rate, not being paid a fair salary, or being promised money for a job and never getting paid for it. Businesses will prosper if they treat their employees well and pay them fairly. A poorly paid employee doesn’t care about their job and will have a negative impact on the business. One only needs to look at the carelessness of workers in fast food restaurants. Their minimum wage hardly inspires them to go the extra mile and results in countless of mistakes in fulfilling customer orders. There is a saying that we programmers have, “garbage in, garbage out”. Bad data that goes into software will produce bad results. Treat your employees poorly, get poor results. Treat them well, and they will take care of your business and customers with outstanding service and products.