Are you in a financial COMA?
Are you in a financial COMA? You are in a financial COMA if Messiah Jesus is not your answer to these questions:
- who VScontrol your life?
- who ORWhat is the money and possessions you use?
- For whom you SUBWAYanage them?
- Who are you for FORresponsable?
Let’s look at the first element, VSontrol. An Oxford dictionary definition is control is “the power to direct”. Do you have the “power to direct” your life? Do you think you control the daily events, your income level and the agenda for the next week? Think again if you think you do. Our problem is that we don’t know what to expect, but we act as if we do. We believe that the future will look like today, so we borrow and plan to repay the debt. But, as a former colleague would say, the future is not what it used to be! Things turn out differently; We can’t pay our debts, so we get discouraged and borrow even more. The Apostle James puts it this way in James 4: 13-15:
Come now, you who say: “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, and we will spend a year there and we will dedicate ourselves to business and we will make a profit.” However, you don’t know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a moment and then fades away. Instead, he should say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that too.”
An essential basis for managing God’s money is realizing that God is in control. We may not give Him control of our lives, but still, He controls the universe. It works around each person. He never stops working.
As a young man, while David was tending his father’s sheep, God was at work and wanted him as king of Israel. This was not David’s plan. He simply listened and responded to God’s call. Similarly, God may be working in your life today, but trouble disease It is distracting you, so you cannot hear His voice. You rush to try to direct and control events that you cannot control. Pause; listen, so you can hear the voice of Jesus; then respond to Him. He created you. He loves you and invites you to have a personal relationship. We read in 1 Timothy 2: 3-6:
“… God our Savior … wants all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Because there is only one God, and only one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ, who gave himself as a ransom for all. “
Next time, I will analyze the other parts of the COMA. May his peace abound in you!
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