This week I was confronted with a situation that brought home to me how totally undignified poverty really is yet millions of people the world over are stuck in its grip while politicians are corrupt, governments wage war and the greedy steal because simply because they can.
Why is it that the moment we start to earn more money the first thing we do is find more creative ways to spend it, all the while justifying them as needs? It has been said that if the worlds wealth was evenly spread there would be no poverty yet the rich grow richer and the poor struggle to break the stranglehold that poverty has on them.
That does make me wonder if the socialist agenda doesn't hold some merit but in honesty I think the problem is that we throw out the baby with the bath water all too quickly. As Christians, what is God's desire for us when it comes to finances? He blesses to be a blessing. What is the true definition of prosperity? To be able to meet any given need at any given time!
God wants us to be financially strong so that we can meet our own needs and feel fulfilled with our lives but then to help others do the same by sharing not only our money but our knowledge and wisdom.
Ask God today to show you where the balances need to be found in your financial life and then honour Him by obeying His direction.