dark logo

Are You Buying into Busyness?

FaithFi: Faith & Finance | May 6, 2024


Show Notes

May brings a flurry of activities—graduations, sports playoffs, and school events—that, while meaningful, can also lead to overwhelming stress. In our busy world, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle, often driven by societal pressures to do more, buy more, and be everywhere at once.

Colossians 2:8 reminds us not to be swayed by the "hollow and deceptive philosophy" that glorifies materialism over spiritual values. We are often misled into thinking that accumulating possessions or filling our calendars is the path to fulfillment. However, these beliefs only bring chaos and stress, not peace.

To combat this, the Bible offers clear guidance. Jesus, in John 14:6, states He is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life," emphasizing that true contentment comes from following Him, not from material wealth. Scriptures like Proverbs 23:5 and Psalm 31 encourage us to focus on spiritual richness rather than worldly allure.

Proverbs 3:5–6 advises us to trust in the Lord and not lean on our own understanding, promising that this faith will direct our paths. Jesus taught us not to worry about daily needs but to prioritize spiritual pursuits, as stated in Matthew 6. He assures us that all else will follow by seeking God's kingdom first.

So, in this busy month, take a moment to step back from the frenzy. Talk to the Lord, engage with His word, and recalibrate your priorities. By focusing on what's truly important, you can navigate May with peace and purpose.

On Today’s Program, Rob Answers Listener Questions:

  • I wanted to give a praise report. For many years I had not paid my income taxes due to an addiction, but after getting clean I was learning biblical principles of giving and tithing. I was convicted by Scripture to pay my taxes and get right with the IRS, so I called the program for advice. They connected me with a certified Christian accountant who helped me pay off my current taxes, and now we are working on a payment plan to take care of the back taxes over time. I am so thankful to God for restoring me and helping me align my finances with His Word through the ministry of Faith and Finance.
  • I have been paying on a life insurance policy for over 40 years. Recently, the premiums have been increasing a lot each month, and I'm not sure why. On top of that, the insurance company is saying I owe them another $385 and I've been paying on time all these years. I would like someone on the program to help explain whether I owe that money or am current on my payments. I'm confused about my policy and could use help figuring out what's going on from a financial professional I can trust.
  • I'm seeking advice on how much reserve churches and nonprofits should keep on hand. As someone who manages a church's finances, I want to ensure we have enough to cover unexpected expenses, but I don't want to hold onto too much.

Resources Mentioned:

Remember, you can call in to ask your questions most days at (800) 525-7000. Faith & Finance is also available on the Moody Radio Network and American Family Radio. Visit our website at FaithFi.com where you can join the FaithFi Community and give as we expand our outreach.

dark logo

Where Faith Meets Finance

You May Also Like