The biblical apostle Paul, in his first letter to his young disciple, Timothy, had this to say: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (1 Timothy 6:10). Now this verse is often misquoted as saying, “Money is the root of all evil.” Notice how “money” is substituted for “love of money” and “the root of all evil” is substituted for “a root of all kinds of evil.” These changes, while subtle, have an enormous impact on the meaning of the verse.
when we reflect upon the correct citation of this verse, we see that it is the love of money, not money itself, that is a source of all different kinds of trouble and evil. Wealth is morally neutral; there is nothing wrong with money, in and of itself, or the possession of money. However, when money begins to control us, that’s when trouble starts.
we come into the world with nothing and that everything we have is a gift from The universe, a gift from God. Wealth is a gift from the universe, it has been given to us, all we have to do is manifest it.
As the great teachers through out history have stated, for example in the ‘New International Version’ Matthew 7:7-11
Ask, Seek, Knock
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Whoo - that sounds like manifesting to me). This concept is not new, it has been threaded into our history book, stories, fairy tails, so much so into our society, preached by all the religious teachers, all the biblical prophets, the gurus, the biblical professors, philosophy teachers. Etc.
We can decide to ignore the blatantly obvious solution to financial freedom or we can learn from history and embrace the teachings that show us how to become financially free.
Money is good, having lots of it is good. Using it to help others is good. Making money is good.
So what are you waiting for... #gratitude#entrepreneurship#lovemoney#affiliatemarketing#meditation#spirital#manifesting#ericworrie#russelBrunson
Just over a year ago, I had NO IDEA what was going on with my money.
I was living in complete denial of the fact that I was in debt.
I spent money I didn't have in order to fill an emotional hole I felt in my life, to make me feel better.
I avoided looking at my bank account balance, and my statements at all costs.
But I realised that living with my head in the sand wasn't helping me solve the problem. In fact, avoiding it was making it WORSE rather than better.
So I started actually making the effort to spend some time with my money when I felt brave enough.
I printed out my monthly statements for all of my accounts and started making notes of what I was spending money on, becoming aware of what automatic payments and subscriptions were going out and when.
That was when I realised that I had over $800 worth of payments going out each month from my credit cards and for the most part, I had NO IDEA what they were for. $800 going down the drain, just slipping through my fingers every single month just because I didn't want to look at my numbers.
Today, I've realised how far I've come with the relationship I have with my money. I have A LOT of work to do still, but I'm happy to report that I KNOW exactly what's happening in my accounts. I know what payments I have and when they are due; I look at my bank balance most days and check in on what's coming in and out.
I'm now committing to take this up a notch and I'm now tracking my expenses, spending and income on a daily basis by writing it all down in a notebook. Why? Because a law of the Universe states, that what you track INCREASES.
Moral of the story: take the time to get engaged with your money & know your numbers! .