If I Could Have All the Money I Wanted, What Would I do with It?

Someone asked me recently  “If I could have as much money as I wanted, what would I do with it?”

Fun question!

The problem is this:   Human nature, and mine included, declares that once all I have all the money I want, I would want more.  So, in this regard, the question is invalid.

But, if I had infinitely all the money I wanted, it would be a question of my heart: what satisfies my heart? Am I content with the things I have or do I always want the nicer, richer, newer things that sparkle and bring status?

I already have what I want.  I am doing my best to steward it and to look to the future, to plant the Kingdom, to generate more with what I have so that our family and others may find margin. God first, family needs, Kingdom needs, expanding vision for the poor and the rest of the world-

Money doesn’t buy wisdom or strength or vision.  It can cloud over those things.  Money in itself is neutral. But cultivating a desire for stuff and more status so that the love of money expands like a weed running wild inside my heart, strangling wisdom and outreach, causing me to cheat or boast or run over others who get in my way to achieve, is evil.

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.  But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.  It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” 1 Tim 6:6-10, ESV

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Amanda Chambers

Owner, Alabaster's Ink Well


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