Someone once said that money issues are ultimately heart issues. Perhaps that is most likely true as Jesus spoke it this way, “For where you treasure is there your heart will be also.”
Consumer debt, financial mistakes and overcharging can simply be exposing a heart that is not seeking first God’s resources, God’s answers and God’s kingdom. It might be trusting me more than trusting Him. The Apostle Paul shared that he knew how to live with much and he knew how to live with little. The key was walking in contentment.
It is well known that Mother Teresa’s earthly possessions could be carried about in a five-gallon bucket, but at the same time she believed God for millions of dollars to run her organizations that existed all over the world. One could easily identify her heart when it came to money.
I once counseled someone who was $30,000 in debt created by an addiction to internet pornography. One could easily identify that heart as well.
How about you? Where is your heart when it comes to money? Who owns your bank accounts, your IRA’s and your home? Making investments for a financial return vs. creating consumer debt is wise, but making eternal deposits into the lives of others is wiser still.