By Chris Niemeyer, Entrepreneur & Co-Founder, EFMLife.com
Money. The very word and topic stirs up something inside you. Is it good, bad or indifferent?
Money (and possessions) are the second most mentioned topic in the Bible. Jesus refers to money more often than any other topic. 16 of 38 parables had to do with money and possessions. It must be an important topic!
What’s your mindset when it comes to money? Were you raised with little or much? How has that shaped your way of handling the resources you’ve been given?
Money can be a controversial topic in many religious circles. Is it bad to have money? Should we keep just enough to live on then give the rest away? How much luxury is too much? Is the root of all evil money or is the love of money the root of all evil? Clearly the Bible talks a lot about the needs of the poor and helping them too.
As men, generally, we are geared to be providers and sustain ourselves and our household. As Zig Ziglar states, “Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.” We must agree: money is necessary in our culture.
I leave you with these questions to ponder and really lean into? How do you think about money? What type of income do you wish for? What are you called to? Are you pre-determined to make a certain amount of money? What is the ceiling you may be dealing with as you consider your future…and money?
For more on this topic, visit EFMLife.com and listen to episode #41 where we dig deeper on this topic.
About our Guest Blogger:
Chris is an entrepreneur, speaker, coach, and podcaster. He’s passionate about business, travel, missions, and productivity. This unique blend of God-given talents and interests shapes what he does and how he serves people through his travel companies.
In 2006, Chris and his wife founded MissionTravel.org. His passion for missions and travel formed the idea of serving the travel needs of those serving the world. In 2016, he also launched Like Minded Travels. He helps influencers and leaders create unforgettable travel experiences and live events to deeply connect with their online community so they can travel for free, earn a new revenue stream and create raving fans.
Chris loves to travel and has been to over 30 countries – with another 100+ countries on his bucket list. For some strange reason, Chris’ interests start with the letter “f” – faith, family, friends, food, fitness, finance & far-off places. Outside of work, he’s likely being tackled by and playing with his 4 young kids, coaching their sports activities & enjoying family time with his wife, Alicia.