Stewardship of The Mind
Your thoughts impact your behavior.
The way you steward your mind impacts the way you steward your money. Everything you see and hear influences your thinking. Do you intentionally protect your mind? Do you think on things that are worthy of praise? The Bible has a lot to say about this. Listen to these many verses on the topic: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. Prepare your minds for action. Be self-controlled. Be sober-minded. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
So there you have it! When you neglect to renew your mind, you’re vulnerable to Satan’s lies. Learn to recognize unhealthy thoughts and immediately take them captive. Renewal of your mind leads to discernment – an essential ingredient to becoming a wise financial steward. So turn to Scripture and renew your mind with truth. And if your thoughts and subsequent behavior have overloaded you with credit card debt, I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They can create a debt management plan specifically for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline at 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.