When I was younger, I was involved in a small business of by buying and selling I was able to generate a profit and have money in my pocket at the end of every week.
One time I spent quite a bit of money from my capital. My feelings of confidence and self-worth were damaged as the cash dwindled away. I felt worse about myself. But was I really any different than when I had the money?
As I reflect on that time in my youth, I realize that I had already bought the world’s lie that my worth as a person had something to do with the amount of cash with me. Like so many people, I didn’t know the truth about money.
Money is not my self-worth
If I believe that my self-worth is related to the money I have, then my self-worth will vacillate depending on my income and net worth. I will tend to feel that I’m of value only if I make a certain amount of income. Such false thinking is totally contrary to what the Scripture says about who we are in Christ and the ultimate source of our income.