How to Use Your Money To Grow Your Character
The old adage said, money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy things that will make you happy.” And so, we spend our money on things that bring comfort to us. We spend money to go to the places we’ve never been off, we spend in trying out the new restaurant in the town, get together with the family, with friends, with colleagues and so more.
There are so many things that can bring happiness to us. But did you know that you can use your money to grow your character? No wonder the Bible talks more about money than hell. Because the truth is, money can mold our character. You have seen how many people who are insecure dragging down other people for the sake of money.
Peter Grandich author of Confessions of a Wall Street Whiz Kid “ said, “Our whole culture now is built on the premise that we have to have more money and more stuff to feel happy and secure… that more stuff equals more happiness”
With this kind of culture we have right now, can we really grow our character using our money?
The answer is yes.
HOW TO USE YOUR MONEY TO GROW YOUR CHARACTER
1. Invest it in truth and wisdom.
Proverbs 23:23 CEV says: “Invest in truth and wisdom, discipline and good sense and don’t part with them.”
One of the things we can do to invest our money in truth and wisdom is by buying books written by Christian Authors. When we read the books they have written, we learn from their experiences, we learn how God shaped them to be the person God wanted them to be.
I often read Christian books besides from the Bible as it gives me spiritual nourishment. It refreshes my faith and gives me a wider perspective of faith in God.
2. Share what you have learned to others.
Proverbs 20:15 NIV “Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.”
There’s no better way to learn than experiencing it on your own. And the best way to retain a lesson in our mind is to teach it to others, and I have been doing it for the last five years since I became a genuine Christian.
What God spoke to me, what I learned from the books or blogs written by Christian authors, I always make sure to teach and share it to others. Because in that way, I am not just investing in my own character, but I also investing on other’s character and that’s how discipleship works — imparting the whole of yourself to another person.
And I believe God is happy if we spend our money that way.
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