The beliefs you have surrounding money can greatly affect whether you use your money wisely or not. Often times, we believe that if we only had more money, all of our problems would go away. We operate in a mindset of lack, so when our finances begin to grow, we often squander it. The key to stewarding your money well is discipline.
Discipline is not a fun word, and we associate it with holding ourselves back. In today’s blog post, I’m going to show you how disciple will actually lead to greater rewards.
Discipline: The Key to Lasting Wealth
Investing versus Spending
The first way you need to discipline yourself with money is to invest it rather than spending. In other words, spending $10,000 on business coaching or a storefront is different than spending a few grand on a television. That is because one will make you money, and one depreciates as soon as you unwrap it. It can feel good to spend money on big purchases when you have it, but once you start investing in yourself, your potential becomes limitless.
If you don’t know where to start with investing, the first thing I encourage you to do is to invest in yourself. Start a savings account and invest money there every paycheck. Find some books or courses that will teach you the skills you wish to learn. Begin by leveling up your knowledge, and then you can get deeper into investing in a business, real estate, or the stock market.
Sowing into the Kingdom
I have taught before the importance of tithing to the Church many times, but I will recap it quickly here. The first reason you should tithe is that it’s Biblical. If God says to do something, I’m going to do it! The second is because it allows you to have some separation from your money. After all, it came as a blessing from God, so it teaches you where it belongs in the first place. Thirdly, you’re participating in the good work of the church.
Whether you are sowing into the Kingdom by your tithes and offering, or by larger donations and investments into faith-based organizations, it’s important that you are participating in the economy of the Kingdom
.Discipline can be hard, but it produces the best long-term outcomes. By stewarding your finances now, you are investing in your future, and I promise you will be better for it.