“Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,
‘I will never fail you.
I will never abandon you.'”
– Hebrews 13:5 (NLT)
The economy has been less-than optimal for awhile now. For many of us, our financial futures have been threatened and in-question. Perhaps this has triggered that ‘survival instinct’ in some of us… that drive to succeed ‘by any means necessary’ in an environment where there’s apparently not enough opportunity to go around. …like musical chairs.
Well, working hard and sharpening our game is never a bad thing. However, it’s when we compromise our integrity and moral ethics in order to succeed that takes us from ‘trusting God’ to ‘taking matters into our own hands’. That’s a dangerous place. Our situations may look bleak, and it may look sweeter than honey on the other side… but if we sacrifice our good character for a good salary, or put away our ethics to grab a quick ‘come up’, we’ve demonstrated that we don’t trust God at His word. It’s like saying that He failed us and has abandoned us.
This is hard, especially when things LOOK progressively negative despite how you’ve maintained your character and ethics. Just know that God made a promise to never fail or abandon you…and God never breaks a promise.