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Change Your Heart

CHANGE YOUR HEART

I was listening to K-LOVE radio this morning and the song, LIVE LIKE THAT by SIDEWALK PROPHETS started playing. As I listened, I quickly thought about a conversation I had yesterday with a young man that was confused. We were talking about the prospect of making money and having certain attitudes about the Value of Money.

There was a string of words in the song: “CHANGE YOUR HEART, LOVE IS TRUE”. Upon hearing these words, I thought about that conversation. We were talking about making money with BITCOIN. He made the comment from the source of his confusion: “You’re Catholic and I’m Christian and we are taught that MONEY IS THE SOURCE OF EVIL!” I told him, he had that totally wrong. The real statement is: THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE SOURCE OF EVIL.

As we continued the conversation, I stated you have to have a respect for money. To unravel his confusion, I explained that there were 2 ways to look at money.

  1. You can Love money
  2. You can use money as a tool

Regarding MONEY AS A TOOL, I told him that he would have to determine how he will use money that will be the factor of its value. 

MONEY AS A TOOL

I heard this: “you can choose to be bitter or you can choose to bless another” This is the value of using MONEY AS A TOOL. If you have a healthy attitude toward money and the value of money, you can bless another by a variety of means.

How about this: “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach him to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

Apply MONEY AS A TOOL to this concept and ask yourself: HOW FAR CAN I REACH? 

One day, I received a surprise. I received a check for a little over one hundred dollars. I left it on my desk until I decided what I was going to do with it. That Sunday, I went to Church and a Missionary talked about the work he was doing. I went home, grabbed my checkbook and wrote a check for just that sum. I went back to Church and gave it to him (and told him I had to make a deposit before he cashed it)! 

You see, without those funds being a part of my budget, I was free to do with the check as I pleased. Every day is a test! It isn’t necessarily a pass, fail grading system (we can leave that in the classroom). My real test was will I indulge myself with that $100 or will I “wait” to hear a better use?

Sometimes, you receive very clear messages exactly what you are supposed to do. You may have to wait for just that message but in the meantime, get yourself prepared. If you stay in this CRYPTOCURRENCY space, you can make a large sum of money. Are you going to LOVE MONEY or will you USE MONEY AS A TOOL?

About the author

Catherine Martin-Sampson is a founding member of the Compumatrix. She has recently retired from Teaching (Special Education) She has a variety of experiences that she incorporates into her live and let's them flow from mind to pen.

Comments

  1. Catherine thank you for that post. I have a grandfather that fits your description perfectly. He married in his mid-40s. Before my grandmother married him he gave the majority of his money away to charities and the church because he believed that having money was sinful and of course he wanted to help others.

    When he married my grandmother she did change his ways and they set up a specific budget for donations. I agree with your blog that we should use money as a way to bless others. Many people do somewhat worship money and things and that where perhaps it can be evil.

    1. After reading this article, it brings back memories of an old song I remember the exact title. There is a line which states not to let money change you after stating multiple negative aspects of what some have done for the love of money. Yes, those of us here in the crypto world. After lots of struggles, let not let money change us as we become able to flip our lives and the wat we live it.

  2. Money it causes many ruins but also causes many blessings.
    It depends on your heart’s place on it. Is it necessary ? For he that lives only by what God was provided in nature for him , maybe not. For he that depends on it must find way to obtain it.
    I will use my share and also share with others in need.

  3. a very worthy Post Catherine — I can only imagine how each of our Hearts work thru each moment of each day — but I do know from myself inner Peace is a strong avenue for doing the right thing and being able to hear some things and places we should be at — and so true the Fact is if you do not respect the importance of financials You will not find that true Peace –you will always be stressed over where that next ????? is coming from which means no Peace —

  4. This was a great blog post to read! I think money can either work for you (as a tool) or against you (greed, debt). I like the 20/30/50 rule where 20% is for saving, 30% is for wants (this can include giving to charity), and 50% is for necessities. Having a plan for what someone wants to do with their money can greatly reduce stress and impulse purchases.

  5. This post is right up my alley. My wife and I always put aside the first fruits of all that we make giving first to our church, and then another portion of those first fruits we are free to let God show us where and when to give it. We first set it aside and label it as God’s, which it truly is. It is so much fun waiting to see how we can give it. It is truly more blessed to give than to receive. We get so much joy out of it.

  6. I always thought that money should be a means to good. Taking care of him to provide the well-being of us and others is an excellent option. Money can provide us with wonderful and unmistakable moments. I intend to help many people in the future when we can start withdrawing our investments from Compumatrix. I want to use it for the good and happiness of myself, my family and my neighbor.

  7. Wow love this blog. Spot on. This reminds me of the Dr. Deming principle that sales commissions are not a motivator but a dissatisfier. In my earlier youth, I said he is literally crazy. Sales commissions that we work so hard for is not a motivation factor? That is absurd. But as the years progress, I realized that he was right. It does not matter how much money you have; you will always want more. No matter how much money you make, it does not bring a level of satisfaction that helping others will bring you. So, I will leave this blog with a comment. Dr. Deming you were right and along the writings of this blog, I will try to not have the desire to love money as much as we think we need to love money 😊….
    CC

  8. Dont we all want to have lots of money? Of course, we do.The mind will always tell us to get more money. Which, to a certain extent is not a bad idea. Realistically speaking, we live in a materialistic world where MONEY solves most of our problems.
    Now. let the heart do the “thinking” We are all one big family and need to help one another. Lets start helping our family and friends, as well, so that we could see smiles on their faces, when they change their lives for a better tommorrow..

  9. I have always heard that money is the root of all evil. I don’t think this is exactly right, as I feel the LOVE of money would better fit. If we love money more than we love others that would be a huge problem. I know of people who seem to only care about money, power, and prestige, only to die lonely and alone with no one to cry over them. I prefer to be poor than to be rich without the love of family and friends. With Compumatrix, I believe we have the best of both worlds!

    1. Ivy I completely agree with your statement “I believe we have the best of both worlds”. I have known very successful, wealthy people that are lonely because they are very superficial. The ability to use money for helping others is so exciting and rewarding. No I don’t believe money brings you happiness but if used right you will be happy from helping everyone that you can.
      “You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life” Zig Ziglar

      1. We all want to have lots of money, and also when that comes it depends on how we use it. When we haven’t got it to spare, then this is where the stresses lay with struggle. The mind yes always tell us to try and earn somehow more money.
        Realistically now on a benefit, a lot of us are restricted as to the amount we can earn per week unless we have millions dollars, that we can cancel it and live a happy life after. Yes we do let the heart do the “thinking” and be selfless and help others with love. We can help by providing a kind dead and when the real thing happens then help as the heart says to.

        We are all one big family and need to help one another. I agree

  10. There is a Jewish proverb that says: “With much wealth comes many worries.” I think this, in general correct. But if you have dreamed it is sometimes inevitable to have a lot of money if you want them to become real. But a lot of money will also give you many worries. I don’t want so much money for myself. I have a good and simple life and don’t want to add anything to it. Most of the money I’ll receive I shall use to build a better world for animals.

  11. The thing I love about money is that it can be used as a tool – a tool that can help a lot of people and change a lot of lives for the better! The idea of tithing 10% have long helped people to choose to help others. A large sum of money can indeed be overwhelming if this is the first time that has happened, take a deep breath and then plan out how a portion of your wealth can change the world! That is Love!

  12. I have been blessed in the past to have an abundance of financials, and I also have had the benefit of having to work 80+ hours a week just to make ends meet — I like the freedom of beneficial but honestly the working of so many hours per week — I have to say that I learned so much more working and having that responsibility — but now at over 60 — the thought of not having all that responsibility is also very intriguing —

  13. Money is one of the most exciting topics, and it’s something I think about always, especially when it’s scarce. I will never consider money evil; it is in the hands it falls into, of course, money is a powerful tool, and it can make people greedy, selfish, arrogant and use it for evil purposes. I consider wealth a blessing and a means to provide comfort, choices, and enable people to have more control over your life, more freedom to carve out your path, and fewer constraints and financial stability.
    If we don’t have a sound understanding of the value of money, we will learn it when it is gone. Money is a blessing from God and must never forget to use it to help others, for that reason when you own large amounts of money, and you must seek advice, educate to preserve and grow it so after taking care of our needs and wants, help generously because at the end that’s the primary purpose. To whom much is given much is required.

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