Are You Afraid of Money?
It has been said “Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” Are you letting fear get the best of you? Sometimes when we struggle with money (of a lack thereof), the struggle is often not really about money. Your success or failure with money is a result. Your health is a result of your diet and exercise. Your relationship with God is a result of your prayer life and time reading His Word. And your wealth is a result of your actions or inactions when it comes to money.
Money problems rarely happen overnight. Most problems, I have found, in dealing with thousands of people over the years, deal with financial roadblocks. Fear is by far the number one roadblock for many. Often I see others allow fear to block their wealth potential because they try to avoid some form of pain. Ironically while trying to avoid pain, they often find more persistent problems that never seem to fade.
What are you afraid of? For you, it could be the fear of failure; you may not be able to stomach losses; you may have trouble giving up control; or maybe you fear embarrassment or inadequacy. Like kryptonite to Superman, fear takes away your power and abilities to create wealth. How can you create value for others, how can you grow closer to God, how can you pursue financial freedom when you lack the courage to overcome your fears? The power of the mind can be dangerous with fear, but unstoppable with faith and hope.
When you allow fear to imprison you, it becomes wasted potential. Yet, when you overcome fear, you open the windows of opportunity. What are you doing in your financial life to allow God to truly unleash His supernatural powers? Are you walking by faith or do you still have the training wheels on? The best blessings typically come when you set aside fear and follow Him daily!
Take a moment to evaluate any possible financial roadblocks in your life. What is holding you back:
* Is it your job?
* Your business?
* Your investment decisions?
* Your past mistakes?
What first comes to your mind? What is your biggest fear? Now, consider if your fears are limiting your success. They also may be holding you back from the blessings God seeks to give you. I’d love to hear your thoughts…