Christian or not I am sure you have heard the saying money is the root of all evil before. I was taught this growing up and honestly it affected my mindset and caused me to have several failed businesses but more on that a bit later.
Let’s get one thing straight before we go any further. Money is NOT the root of all evil. The love for money is the root of all evil. Meaning when someone loves money in a sense that they become obsessed with it causes them to go astray.
1 Timothy 6:10 – For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Money Is NOT The Root Of Evil
It took me along time to realize money isn’t whats evil. Its the love one can have for the money.
For example, say your father starts gambling. He wins big. But he gets a little stingy and wants more. So, he gambles some more, and more. Eventually he ends up losing the home you grew up in and the car your mom drives and then the entire family.
Some people become stingy with money while others use it sparingly. And then there are people who fly threw it like, easy come easy go. Then there are the people who are giving and are always helping others.
Money can have many affects on different people. Its up to us how we allow it to affect us. For me that was my mindset.
Christian Entrepreneurs and a Money Mindset
Even though I currently work for someone else I like to refer to myself as a Christian Entrepreneur. I have always had an entrepreneurs heart.
I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration: Management and I have had a few businesses of my own. All of which have failed.
One thing I have always struggled with is money. Not money management but more along the lines of money period. I grew up believing and thinking that money was the root of all evil.
When I graduated college I took a job with a company called Cutco, selling cutlery. I failed. So I got a real job.
The following year I opened my own cleaning business. I did two jobs and that was the end of that.
Then I opened an online store selling clothes and another selling electronics. Both failed.
In 2012, I got my Insurance License and started selling supplement insurance, and later on, Life Insurance. I failed big time.
I finally got tired of fighting the battle and lost everything in December 2014. That is when my very first blog was born. Then I closed it down and another one was born. I closed it down last year.
Unfortunately, businesses are not the only things I failed at. I also failed at working for someone else too. So many times I didn’t apply for the higher paying position because I didn’t think I was good enough even though I was well qualified.
There has even been a couple of times I passed up a promotion or quit a job directly after because I was scared of the higher pay. I know how that must sound. But its true.
I didn’t have a money mindset. After all money is the root of all evil, right?
You Can Have Money and A Lot Of It
I liked money, I mean who doesn’t want more money? My problem was that I was scared to have too much of it because I grew believing money is the root of all evil.
Hence, why I pushed promotions away, never applied for higher paying positions, and shut my businesses down the moment I had any type of success.
There were also times I was very stingy with the money I did have. I would have so little that when I did have some I was terrified to spend or loan it because I didn’t know when I would get more.
It got so bad I would sit and go through my check book accounting for every penny. I was just balancing my check book. Normal right? Well it was until my check book was off .27 cents. I freaked out!
Yes. I freaked out over .27 cents.
I called the bank and had them go through every purchase with me until we figured out where the .27 cents went. It was that bad.
Thankfully, I was able to change my mindset. I got a good job making way more than I thought I ever would. And my business (this blog) is taking off! Why? Because I now realize money is NOT the root of all evil.
The love one has for the money is the root of the evil.
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