I’m Invested

When it comes to the investment of your finances, some see giving to Christ’s mission via tithing to the church and giving to missionaries and organizations as money wasted. Others see it as the wisest investment of their money as stewards to God and His mission one earth. The truth is found in having a proper perspective on the ultimate purpose in life. What really matters in light of eternity? See Matthew 6:33.
 
Invest: to use, give, or devote (money, time, talent, etc.), as for a purpose.
 

Right now, you are investing in something!

 
The problem is that many of us are investing in things that truly make a difference in our lives or the lives of those around us.
 
Jesus speaks about money or our resources a lot. Sixteen of the thirty-eight parables were concerned with how to handle money and possessions. In one of those parables Jesus talks how we are to steward our resources for him. See Luke 19:12-27. This parable and the principles we find about giving throughout Scripture shows us that: Jesus calls us to pour out not store up. See Matthew 6:19.
 

Jesus calls us to pour out not store up.

 
I understand that most people actually do want to give but feel as though they can’t right now because they just don’t have enough. This is called “When, Then” thinking — “When I have more, then will give more.”
 
Scarcity Cycle: God Supplies…We consume — We lack — We fear. The Scarcity Cycle starts in the mind, not in the wallet. Jesus speaks to the Scarcity Cycle in a one of his parables in Luke 12:15-21. If you view life through the lens of scarcity, we will always be fearful and anxious. Jesus has a much different plan for you.
 
See Luke 12:22-34. Through his teaching, Jesus is trying to shift our mindset from scarcity to abundance. As followers of Christ, we should have an abundance mindset (see 2 Corinthians 9:8).
 
Abundance Cycle: God Supplies…We give — God multiplies — Faith Grows. Tithing breaks the scarcity mindset and nurtures an abundance mindset.
 
90% with God’s blessings goes further than 100% without. What you keep is all you have. But what you invest, God multiplies. See Luke 6:38; Malachi 3:8-12.