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Luke Chapter 16, verses 10-12:
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?”
How this applies to me: In order to increase my wealth, I must take good care of what I have now. Not waste my money, or let my “property” (whether it’s a car, apartment, clothes, bank account) be uncared for. Can I trust myself to invest in things that will grow in value? If I can’t manage a few hundred dollars in the bank efficiently, how could I manage a million dollars?
Becoming financially independent is more than about money…it’s a frame of mind that requires conscious and wise choices. I pray I become wiser in my financial decisions.