I am Broke! – Part 1

“I am broke, I am financially restrained, I am stressed, sina doh!”All common phrases that would surround the typical campus student in Kenya. By its’ very nature money is designed to be a scarce commodity, but at times it feels a bit too scarce, and it is effortless to be discouraged as a young person with no financial freedom, it is an avenue for the devil to rob us of our joy, and one he uses to the maximum. It is of very great interest that Jesus spoke about money more than any other subject; such is its significance throughout different generations. But the issue remains you may be broke. In a world that bombards us each day with advertisements of what a good life should resemble we constantly feel inadequate especially financially. At times your peers, some of them unsaved, seem to have it easy and it hardly seems fair. It is at this exact moment the devil pounces to act, to heap discontentment and discouragement on us.

This is a scenario that takes place a bit too many times, and it is a heart issue, money is a good servant but a terrible master. The point to which we have elevated cash in our lives tends to be the root of our problems. If God desires us to be prosperous, you may ask “why is my life at this point?” Many a time it is because of where we have put money in our lives. The Lord promised to meet all our needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. However, I would challenge us to whether we have raised money above God in our lives. We may have done it subconsciously, but that heavily stems from what we have let in our minds. If money is dominant in what we watch, what we listen to and what surrounds us, it is no surprise that is what we think about. I would charge us instead to fill our minds with the scripture, listen to beneficial music and maintain God’s presence in our lives and watch our perspective change. Accompanying this is the fulfillment of our desires The Lord promises. “Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothes? … But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:25-26,33

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