We wrapped up the Be Rich series today. I told you this series would start some paradigm shifts for you. Here are my notes from Pete’s message today.
New Math by Pete Wilson
1 Timothy 6:17-19
You create more margin in your money by either:
- Making more
- Spending less
You create more margin in your time by learning to say “no”. What is normal (crazy, hectic, frenzied schedules) in our culture is no longer healthy.
What you do with your money here on this earth impacts what happens to you in eternity. We don’t know exactly how, but we know that it will matter somehow because of what Jesus says.
Luke 12:13-21, 33-34
The problem: we believe that “more” is always for “me”. As soon as I get a little margin of time or money, I believe it is for me. We consume the margin for ourselves.
So many of our money issues are God issues.
We have to decide when enough is enough.
We have to come to grips with the fact that our identity is not in what we have, what we earn or how we rank.
Everything we own eventually becomes a pile of trash.
If you don’t declare in your life when enough is enough, enough will never be enough.
We’ve failed the test of prosperity because we’ve made it all about us/we’ve assumed it’s all for us.
The wise person is thinking beyond this life.
To break the cycle of “get, get, get”, I have to “give, give, give.”
How to Be Rich:
- Admit your rich.
- Don’t trust in it.
- Become a systematic percentage giver of your time and money.
- View it realizing there is more to life than this life.
So do you believe that you are rich? What is one thing you can do this week to live richly?
Excellent recap, Jenni! You seemed to have snagged more notes than I did last night. 🙂 Up until this series, I don't think I've ever considered myself rich. But as Pete started to break it all down, I was surprised that I'm just slightly up in the category of being rich and being bad at it. Not to mention, I'm blessed to have some of the things I do and I think it's taken for granted sometimes. One thing I want to do this week is try to figure out my margin. More time than money, although both are definitely up for examination.
Great post! 🙂 Have a good day!!