Kingdom Gals: For the Love of Money….

What would you do to become rich, wealthy or comfortable? Do you chase money or does money chase you? Are you a lover of money?

Money does make the world go round! Or so they say! But are you suppose to allow money to rule you? Are you supposed to allow it to run your life? Shouldn’t money be under your control?

It seems like everyone and everybody is talking about money these days! Social media is filled with people telling you and showing you various ways to get money, become financially independent and how to become an entrepreneur!

But, is that the will of God for your life or is that some illusion you have become fascinated with? Money is a necessity don’t get me wrong; we all need it to pay bills to survive! But should money be your main focus? Should it become your motive to succeed in this life? Should it become more important than your purpose?

Let’s look at it from this perspective:

Multiple streams of income? Do you welcome this concept? Not sure why I awoke with this on my mind; but as a Single Mom I wish I knew more about this years ago. (The life of a single mom can be hard at times; and money can be scarce at times)

Having multiple streams of income would’ve definitely helped with the bills and just the financial aspect that comes with raising kids!

When you have only one income coming in; you have to stretch it and many times have to make sacrifices to make it work!

Could this be an example of living abundantly? Or being a lender and not a borrower? Or even using the gifts that have been implanted in us to prosper? (From the Bible standpoint what are your thoughts?)

Just remember this; all money isn’t good money! The enemy knows that money is an requirement to live and he will throw all kinds of get rich quick schemes your way! Be on guard and know when it benefits his motives or God’s…..There is a difference..

When we take a look at the Bible we know it talks about “living abundantly” “prospering” “paying your tithes” “being a lender and not a borrower” but does it tell us how to maintain, build wealth, etc.

I believe it does when it speaks on our gifts/talents! We are all supplied gifts and talents but it’s all in how you use them! Are you using them to build up or break down? Are you using them to scheme or mislead? Are you using them to advance your negative lifestyle or motives? Are you using them to change someone’s life?

There are endless opportunities in this world to do some good and live an amazing life according to the Bible!

Things to consider when it comes to money:

1. Money shouldn’t be the main focus!

2. Your Purpose shouldn’t be based off of money!

3. If you have to lie, scheme, kill, sell your soul or your body! Run and don’t look back; it’s definitely not worth it!

4. Every opportunity to gain or build wealth or just survive isn’t a Kingdom opportunity; check the fruit, motives and end game!

5. If it changes your character and outlook on life; then look within and decide if something in you needs to change!

©2017 Copyrighted Material Tamara McCarthy Enterprises (Kingdom Gals Series)

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The 9 to 5 Blues…..

Do you have the blues?

Anyone that is working a regular  9 to 5 knows all too much about the blues; especially when you know you have been created for more! Heck I will even go a step further and say that your purpose calls for you to do more than just your average 9 to 5!

Are you prepared?

How many of you just daydream about when you can give your notice and say thanks but no thanks? How many of you have already drawn up your business plan and have your 30 second elevator pitch ready for those perspective investors?

Overqualified and Underpaid

I know there are so many of you that have one or two degrees maybe even three and your 9 to 5 has absolutely nothing to do with that degree! Let’s say you have your MBA in Management and also a Certificate in Human Resources but your current job is working in the call center of a pharmaceutical company; making the bare minimum compared to the six figures you imagined would be a reality once you got your degree!

Responsibilities  vs  Reality

Why do we do this? Because we want to be able to somehow provide for ourselves and our family while we are planning our exit; escape from the 9 to 5 blues! Not all of us are blessed to have rich or wealthy family members or friends to front us start-up money; many of us, our credit looks bad due to student loans and banks want collateral many times that we just don’t have and we need time to build up the purpose that has been instilled in us.

Don’t stop building

Keep on building and your purpose will make way for you! The 9 to 5 blues won’t last forever! Have you ever been questioned by someone on the outside looking? I know I have and all I can say is that they don’t know about the struggle; all of our situations are different, our environments are different and the economy isn’t the same in every area of the world. Some can get the job/career that is paying them what they are worth and on the other side of the world; same job, same responsibilities but lower pay; everyone can’t wrap their heads around it but it happens.

Stay ready and focused

For now we have to play the game because we know what possibilities lie ahead and they are endless; but in the meantime we have bills to pay, children to provide for, debt to repay, all while our goals and dreams are steadily making way for us to one day escape the dreadful 9 to 5 blues!

What about you?

Are you on track with your goals and dreams? If not; what do you have to do to get back on track? Have you written it down and made it plain? Do you have your business plan and elevator pitch ready? What are you waiting for?