Room to Breathe with your Money

Breathe

This past weekend we finished our Room to Breathe series. Room to breathe is the space between you and your limits. We all have them (limits). We just like to constantly push them; to go right up to the edge. We’re guilty of doing it with our time. We’re often guilty of doing it with our money. But life is so much better when there’s room to breathe.

Part of the problem is that we’ve been told that if you raise your standard of living you will raise your quality of life. But many of you know from experience that’s not the case because right now you’re enjoying the highest standard of living ever but you’re not enjoying life. The truth is they’re not equal and in fact creating some room to breathe may require you to lower your standard of living but will raise your quality of life.

When you believe the two lies “I need to adjust my lifestyle to keep up with my income” and “If I had just a little more than I would be fine” and thus don’t allow some room to breathe in your finances, you become a slave to money. Money can be a great tool, but it makes a terrible master. Jesus taught us in Luke 16, “You can’t serve two masters…no one can serve both God and money.”

Maybe it’s time to come away from the edge and quit pushing the limits financially. Create some room to breathe. It may lower your standard of living but will raise your quality of life. Life is better when there’s room to breathe.

If you missed Sunday’s message you can view it here:

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