What’s going on with me? Why do my emotions fluctuate so much? Sometimes I’m all in, ready to take on anything, and the next moment I’m completely repulsed. It’s like my feelings are bouncing around like a yo-yo. My personal assistant, Anna, has been profiting from my indecisiveness. Every time I say “terrible” or “disgusting,” she charges me a dollar. I should probably watch my language around her, but I have no idea how much I owe her at this point.
Have you ever looked at a wealthy and influential friend, business associate, or relative and thought, “That’s the person I need to get me out of my financial troubles”? It’s not rocket science – invest in a business with other people’s money, but make sure you’re not getting cheated out of your own brilliant idea.
It’s not fair that atheists and unbelievers seem to have tons of money while devout Christians struggle to make ends meet. But here’s what God said in Deuteronomy 28:12 – “The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your HANDS, you will lend to many nations but borrow from none…” Notice the key phrase “bless the work of your HANDS.” This means that you actually have to work on something for it to be blessed. Remember the faithful servants in the Bible who were given talents by their master? Two of them invested wisely and were rewarded, while the one who buried his talent had it taken away.
So, what have you done with all that God has given you? Don’t just complain about being broke – find something to work on and get paid for it. Not all businesses require a lot of money to start – you can offer a service with your time and still earn a living.
Fasting and praying for financial blessings won’t do you much good if you’re not also putting in the work with your hands. God will provide for your needs, but you still have to go out and get what you want.
Well, that’s enough of my ranting for now. I have a meeting to attend, but I’ll be back soon.