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Spiritual Secrets to Successful Money Management - Part 2 of 7: Serve Others

working hard or hardly workingThree years ago I was in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, with my son Timothy, and we were walking in the intersection of three, small streets when we noticed a large, broken brick on the road. I stooped down, grabbed the brick, and flung it into the nearby bushes. Timothy asked, “Dad, why did you do that?” Surprised, I explained that the stone was clearly a traffic hazard, and it only took a few seconds to clear away. He replied that in a Hindu country dirty, menial tasks are left for the lowest cast, or viewed as karma from the gods for some unsuspecting cyclist. But I had been trained by my parents to be a blessing to others. Sadly, many individuals and nations have significant financial trouble simply because they don’t apply this second secret. They don’t work to serve others.

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The Three Biggest Money Myths

Are we being fooled about money? In this short article, Tom talks about the three biggest money myths we are often led to believe, and why it’s dangerous to believe them.

1. You must have a lot of money to be a good money manager: FALSE.

10022013-moneybagsHow did the great money managers develop their skills? They all started small. Skill and amount differs like a pianist and a piano. Some say, “Just let me win the lottery and I’ll show you how good I am at managing money.” Dream on. Jesus said, “He who is faithful with little is also faithful with much,” (Luke 16:10). The skill of money management is more important and valuable than the money itself. God says in Proverbs 8:11, “Wisdom is better than jewels and all that you desire cannot compare with her.” Let me go on to say that good money skills usually attracts more money, but not always. The key is to focus on skill development, not on quantity.

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