Is Money a Relationship or a Tool for You?

You may have heard the saying before –

The love of money is the root of all evil. tweet

However, the goal with money isn’t a relationship – to love or to hate it. If you find yourself in a love/hate relationship with it, then it’s time for a breakup! Money is nothing more than a tool, much like a hammer.  You can use a hammer to build a house or to tear one down. More than anything, money is a tool that we have the choice of how we use it. We can choose to use it for good or evil. It’s the choice we make with it that can have a good, even great, impact in our lives and the lives of others. It has the ability to affect our relationships positively, but to have a relationship with it is futile.

While it can’t buy you happiness, I love what one of my favorite motivational speakers has to say about it.

Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale. Zig Ziglar tweet

And since it’s a necessity, I think it’s pretty darn important that we learn how to use this important tool in a positive and empowering way.

There are many facets of money – earning, spending, saving, investing, and giving. Striking the right balance in each of these facets can be very stressful but well worth your effort. In this category, we’ll talk about all those facets. So grab your journal, click here, and choose one of the devotions about life’s work to start your journey of growth.