Money is a very emotional issue. Nothing can stir up anxiety, fear or anger like issues or relational conflicts around money. Financial problems are often seen as one of the primary sources of conflict in marriage. Even our language regarding money is often skewed. It is common to attach negative words to money or those who have money. We say things like, “He is filthy rich.”The media often feeds this with stereotypes of wealthy business men or women who are dishonest, immoral and out to cheat people.
Those without money, on the other hand, are portrayed as good and humble, especially a godly man like a pastor. Even if he can’t feed his family, provide educational expenses or medical insurance for his wife and his children we say he is a very godly man and we respect him.
Both of these are mindsets based on wrong beliefs that can and do hold us in bondage.
As your mindset changes so will your finances. 3 John 2 says that as your soul (mind, will and emotions) get in line with the truth about money and prosperity, then your health, finances and relationships will prosper. In other words, your prosperity is directly tied to your mindset. As your mind gets clear on this, your soul prospers and your bank account, your health and your relationships are going to prosper as well.
These positive changes in our mind-set happens in increments as we seek to grow into our full potential and become all that we are designed to be. The first phase is called unconscious incompetency where we don’t even realize we are lacking knowledge in a particular area. A great proverb states, “My people perish for lack of knowledge”. As the light of truth is shed on these areas, we move from unconscious incompetence to conscious incompetence where we know what and where the problem lays. Then we need to move to conscious competence where we start making the changes needed to ultimately become an unconscious competent. We don’t have to think about living and walking in the truth, we unconsciously operate within that truth. And, the Truth sets us free!
Posted by Success Coach Brenda Byers-Im, who has discovered for herself and helped countless others discover how to prosper in ALL areas of life! Look for her free training and join her Prosper in All Things network today at https://brendabyers.com