Why is it that people with money say money doesn't matter? Sometimes I believe that not having money stops people from achieving the lifestyle they really desire. I know God can provide our needs, but it is the “wants” I am concern about. I know unless I change the way I think I will always feel this way (financially hopeless), but how do I change my thinking when the circumstances of lack are staring me in the face. I know I shouldn't, but I look at the next man and compare. I work just as hard as he, look just as good, and pray just as much, so what is wrong with this picture. He is driving around in a Maseratie and I am in a hooptie. He has over a million dollars in his checking account, and I owe the bank money on fees charged for overdrafts. People that say money does not matter may not understand how it feels to always have to figure out how to make ends meet. I have to juggle bills like a circus clown. I put on an award-winning performance when people asked how I’m doing. I am doing wonderful, I say with a smile. But am I? I feel like I have a hole in my heart, because I am constantly buried in debt. I often get a snapshot of how my financial situation really is (tornado aftermath), and I am finding it even more difficult to remember or follow my dreams.
Let’s clean up the spirit:
In order to change your circumstances, you have to change the way you think, feel, and behavior.
Change thinking: The easiest way to change your thinking is to change one thought at a time. You can decide what you want to think about, and when a negative thought come in the mind, delete it and think about a desired thought. You can do affirmations to help change how you think about yourself.
Change feelings: The best way to change how you feel is to do an activity you love. Trust that God can change your circumstances.
Change behavior: Get out and enjoy nature and music. Hang around positive people and observe beautiful places. This is a form of allowing God to fix the financial situation. Pray for what you want and allow the plan to be carried out.