Faith & Finances-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power!

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and welcome back to the “Faith & Finances” series. There are so many things to talk about when it comes to the subject of money that it’s a bit overwhelming trying to find a starting point, so I thought I would share some of my own experiences, mistakes, hardships and triumphs regarding money, faith and finances. Grab your coffee and come on in. I’m going to be keeping it short but sweet today.

As I look as far back as my first marriage and how I handled our finances, I see someone who treated money as a drug. I used it to “feel” in control, to “feel” happy, to “feel” less depressed, more empowered, more up-to-date with the Joneses, I mean you name the ailment, and I used money to cure it. But the funny thing about those “feelings” is they would return at the drop of a hat, that is, the need to feel those things, you know, in control, happy, less depressed, dressed to kill, empowered, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah! I even remember thinking if I still had checks, I still had money! I turn red when I think of how I handled money and all I did wrong with it and how I felt without it.

When we use money as a drug to cure a need to feel a certain way, it interferes with our ability to “faithe” — (rhymes with bathe; it’s an Evinda-ism) — through the tough financial twists and turns, the unexpected expenses, the times of lack. When we do not feed our faith, we do not tend to look to our ultimate Provider.

In the days to come, we’ll talk a bit more about our dependency on money and how we use it in ways that are detrimental to our faith-building processes.

I have to get ready for work. I’m back on the record all day today in an amazingly sad case. To even explain it at this point would be nonsensical, so maybe tomorrow. In the meantime, have an awesome day.

Blessings

Evinda

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