Also, we should enjoy it. Say it with me: enjoy it. Enjoy the fruits of you’re labor. Scripture says in 1 Timothy 6:17 (NAS), “Instruct those who are rich…”
Let me stop for a second; I have a confession to make. I’m rich. It feels good to say that. I’m rich. Guess what? You are too. Turn to your neighbor and say, “Neighbor, I’m rich, I’m loaded.”
Now some of you say, “Ed, get out of town. You don’t know what you’re talking about. You have not seen my portfolio; you have not seen my debt.”
Listen, do you know what? I have had the opportunity to travel around the world, and if you have more than a couple changes of clothes, if you have a couple meals, if you’ve got a roof over your head, you are rich against the backdrop of the worldly standard. So accept it, receive it. I’m rich.
[the verse continues] “Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty or riches, but on God who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.”
It’s a spiritual thing. So I am to enjoy it.
See, this is the genius of God. First, I bring the tithe. It’s all about telling God, “You’re number one. It all comes from you God.”
Then I sweep it. I can save money and build a nest egg for a rainy day. I’m smart, I’m wise, I can bless other people, I can help other people, and I begin to get financially free.
Then, I enjoy it.
That’s why, if we’re managing our money properly, we can shop for the glory of God. That’s why, if we’re managing our money properly, we can vacation for the glory of God. I’m not talking about under-managing. I’m not talking about over-managing. I’m talking about living in the sweet spot of God’s success, living in the zone.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Ministry