Stop Worrying About Money
Financial freedom comes from trusting God more than you trust the world’s economy
On those nights when you can’t sleep, what goes through your mind as you stare up at the ceiling? If you lie awake worrying about money, it’s time to find some freedom in your finances.
We all have a lot of things to think about every day, and some of them weigh on us from time to time. These things require planning, prayer and strategic thinking. But sometimes we go overboard, and those healthy activities turn into worry.
Worrying about money causes serious unrest in many people’s lives. But God didn’t make you to be a slave to worry. He made you to be free. In fact, worrying about money will only distract you from the important things that He wants to see in your life.God didn't make you to be a slave to worry. He made you to be free. tweet this!
Freedom from Worrying About Money
Jesus had a lot to say about money. In Matthew 6:24, He said “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
Jesus warns us here that if we’re not careful, we can become slaves to money. And one of the ways that happens is when we become consumed with worry.
In the same chapter, Jesus addressed the problem of worrying about money. Check out what He said in verses 25-27.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
Later on, in verses 31-33, Jesus outlined the way that we should be thinking instead:
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Trust is Greater Than Worry
Jesus reminds us in this passage that God knows our needs, and He has our back. God owns everything in the world and He gives us everything we have. He is a loving father who gives us good gifts. And if He takes such good care of the birds of the air, how much more can we expect Him to take care of us?
God promises that if we are faithful to work hard, He will be faithful to provide for us.
That truth can set you free. Because when you believe it in your heart, you have no more room for worry. Trust is greater than worry.
Worry isn’t part of God’s plan for you. Worrying about money doesn’t actually solve your financial problems. It doesn’t create anything positive in your life. It only binds up your heart and mind, making you a captive.Worrying about money doesn't actually solve your financial problems. It only binds up your heart and mind. tweet this!
When you start worrying about money, your mental, emotional and spiritual energy gets depleted. And the sad irony is that you’re worrying over things that God has already promised to provide.
God wants us to live in financial freedom, but worry makes us slaves to money.
Focusing Your Heart
When you’re busy worrying about money, you focus your heart’s attention in the wrong place. And as a result, you might miss out on the things God has for you.
In verse 33, Jesus said “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you as well.”
God’s priority for your life is not your money; it’s His kingdom.
God wants you to find your joy and fulfillment in the things He’s doing on the earth. He wants you to grow in your relationship with Him and to live a life of abundant blessing that comes from that relationship. The everyday needs of life — “all these things,” as the scripture says — will be taken care of along the way. You can stop worrying about money, because God has it all under control.We can become so focused on meeting our material needs that we forget to seek God's kingdom. tweet this!
Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to get these things backwards. We can become so focused on meeting our material needs that we forget to seek God’s kingdom.
But financial freedom flips the script. When you trust God to provide for your needs, you’re free to pursue His kingdom with abandon. You sleep peacefully, knowing that a good Father cares for you. And you begin to live a life of purpose, investing your focus and energy on things that matter in eternity.
If worry has made a money slave of you, it’s time to put your faith in the promises of God. Stop worrying about money and start pursuing the things that matter most to Him. He will give you everything you need along the way.
Overcoming Worry Together
Overcoming worry is important, but it doesn’t happen overnight. Like every aspect of financial freedom, this is a journey you take one step at a time. And like any journey, you’ll be more successful if you’re walking with friends.
To move past the worry in your life and find the freedom God made you for, join me and a community of other people in our Facebook group, FINANCIAL FREEDOM. Every day, you’ll find insightful articles, encouraging photos and personal stories to help you overcome worry and move forward on the road to freedom.
This group is a great place to interact with me and ask me questions. You can also learn from other people’s experiences, share your own stories and even grow in your faith.
Join us today to accelerate your own journey to freedom!