THE POWER OF TRUST – TIP #1
Just the other day I saw a report from a 2010 Women & Co. study that asked the question of 1000 women, What word do you associate most with wealth? What do you think their answers were? “Luxury?” “Jewels?” “Mansions?” “Vacations?”
These women weren’t thinking of material things; they responded from the heart. The survey revealed that the one word that women most closely associate with wealth is security (54%).
Do you think the economic downturn of the past few years biased the answer? No, previous studies revealed the same thing – women want to feel secure. We want to be able to trust someone or some thing when life’s roller coaster takes us for a ride.
This isn’t a 21st century problem. Back in Bible times, apparently the security issue was settled with an arsenal of the weapons of warfare, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. (Psalm 20:7,NIV)” How crazy, right? I’d never trust in a horse or a chariot! Or would I? Perhaps my horse and chariot have different names.
• Some trust in a steady paycheck
• Some trust in their 401(k)
• Some trust in their spouse’s job
• Some trust in their bank balance
I’ve filled in the blank with each of these answers at various seasons in my life, and they all have failed me one way or another.
What does this trust issue have to do with financial tips? It’s the very foundation! When I settle where I place my trust, I order my life around that base. Proverbs 3:5, 6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
When you decide God is the source of your security, no matter what life circumstances come your way, you can rest knowing that the owner of the earth and everything in it is caring for you. As my favorite pastor, Kevin Myers, says, “There’s never a recession in heaven.” What steps do you need to take today to relocate your trust?
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