So in the middle of a serious conversation about resolving a problem in a less convenient way because it is less expensive than the most convenient way, someone joked; "ok, here is the plan...I'm going to win the lotto and then I will pay for it all." We all had a good laugh out of it.
You see it's just easy to believe that money will fix all of our problems because it so easily fixes many problems; many of which seem impossible to deal with without money.
This often translates to us believing money can solve problems that don't even have a price.
HERE ARE 5 THINGS MONEY CAN'T DO.
1) Money will make me happy.
2) Money will make me content
3) Money will make my family appreciate me
4) Money will make me feel better about myself
5) Money will not bring the acceptance of others
But because we feel money can fix all things, we do ALL SORTS OF THINGS in order to get money. This GET MONEY mentality only leads to either no money and more problems; or MORE MONEY, MORE PROBLEMS.
Proverbs 28:6 states; "better is the poor who walks in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich."
Then in verse 8; "he that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Be mindful how you make your money, and mindful that money can only do certain things...BUT GOD PROVIDES ALL THINGS.
Don't have what John C. Maxwell calls "destination disease" where we believe we will find happiness once we obtain something.