This week we stare down the everyday battle we have with money. We spend our days working to earn money, every day we spend money, and in our off-time we think about ways to get more money. Matthew Watson helps us consider the question, “What story do we want our money to tell?” and we’ll explore whether our money is actually telling that story. [Proverbs 30:7-9]
For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is “I didn’t get enough sleep.” The next one is “I don’t have enough time.” Whether true or not, that thought of ‘not enough’ occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it. Before we even sit up in bed, before our feet touch the floor, we’re already inadequate, already behind, already losing, already lacking something. And by the time we go to bed at night, our minds are racing with a litany of what we didn’t get, or didn’t get done. This internal condition of scarcity, this mind-set of scarcity, lives at the very heart of our jealousies, our greed, our prejudice, and our arguments with life.