The Basics Behind The Tithe
I want to talk about something that constantly baffles me in the spiritual community.
What gives your life value? For ME, wealth isn’t stuff…and if you count “wealth” as something you can simply pay for from your bank account, you’ve COMPLETELY missed the boat!
What gives your life value? Is it your relationships, security, money, a peaceful environment, your kids or family? After first becoming a millionaire, I completely bought into this crazy, over-the-top lifestyle. I bought a HUGE house, with breathtaking views of Yosemite National Park…. AND the ridiculously-expensive furniture to fill that mansion. I had the jewelry, the wardrobe, the cars…
Then I realized my life was cluttered with STUFF. The stress of keeping that house clean, maintaining the yard and the expense of all that “I’m successful” window-dressing, took an enormous toll on me.
Here my life was full of stress, bills and STUFF… and it was for no one but my own self. You see, the media had sold me this idea of what wealth was supposed to look like!
What is your idea of wealth? RIGHT NOW, take a minute to actually write it down. Even if you’ve done it before, your vision may have changed as your life and priorities grew or evolved.
For you, the big house might be worth it… and that’s totally fine! There is no right or wrong answer to how YOU define wealth. But here’s what I learned on a personal level. For me, wealth isn’t stuff. If you count “wealth” as something you can simply pay for from your bank account, you’ve completely missed the boat.
There ARE other ways to accumulate wealth, without having a cent! Your wealth could be in abundant, strong relationships… or in good health. But wealth focused exclusively on money, does NOT exist. All that money could disappear in the blink of an eye and leave you nothing – except the stress, the bills and a bunch of STUFF. And that stuff won’t pay your bills, grant you a good marriage or promote you to a fulfilling career.
Are you entering this season in your life with an “I want, I want, I want” mentality? Or are you focused on the abundance and wealth already in your life? Do you want to work to achieve more stuff… or to achieve actual wealth?
Tell me your idea of wealth below and be sure to share today’s message. Let everyone in your life and circle of influence know their value to you and encourage them to add up the “wealth” of their lives!
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In great faith,
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