Check your lifestyleBy Randell Tiongson on June 24th, 2022
Why do we care so much how other people sees us? Here’s the truth, what is more important is how God sees us.
Here’s a good advise: spend less money impressing others and more time being who God wants you to be.
Spending more money than you make won’t guarantee that you will be happier. It will, however, guarantee you a life full of worry and undue stress. Ask yourself if you are more concerned with what others think about the money you make, the places you’ve been, your lifestyle, or the things you have, than whether or not God thinks you are compassionate, kind, humble, and patient (Colossians 3:12). Do you place honesty, integrity, being a good spouse, a loving parent, selfless service, and sacrifice ahead of driving the right car, vacationing in fancy places and wearing the right clothes?
In the Bible, Titus 2:12 says, “It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age” (NIV).
Our toxic culture says that unless you make a lot of money, drive an expensive car, eat at fancy restaurants, wear luxury clothes, and live in a posh home, you will never be happy or successful. But don’t confuse having those worldly things with having your Godly financial house in order.
If you want to live a self-controlled life, spend time with God and read your Bible daily to allow God to speak to you through His Word. Don’t concerned with what others might be thinking of you. Rather be more concerned with who God wants you to be! As a result, you will find it easier to spend less money on things.