Do You Have a Money Problem? Symptoms to Check

August 22, 2011

Silly question to ask in this current economic situation for most of us, right?

Actually, I am talking about another type of money problem – walk through the following symptoms from Life Action’s Revive magazine to do a quick self-evaluation to see if you exhibit any symptoms of a money problem:

Planning life around financial goals vs. God’s goals.

Relating success to outward gain vs. inward qualities.

Delighting more in material riches than in spiritual riches.

Letting the cares of riches choke out time for God’s Word.

Adjusting ethics to avoid financial loss.

Sacrificing friendships for financial gain.

Participating in “get rich quick” schemes.

Building family around the job vs. building the job around family.

Responding to loss with bitterness and lawsuits.

Transferring faith in God to personal wealth.

Assuming the right to make final decisions regarding my possessions and finances.

Striving for friendships with rich people vs. godly people.

Becoming the slave of discontent and ungratefulness.

 “The love of money is a root of all sorts of evil.” (1 Timothy 6:10)

As I have been writing this, I am afraid I am showing a few symptoms.

To learn more about what it means to live generously, click here to read Life Action’s Revive magazine issue on living generously.

Hope you have a great week!

BG