Briefly, how do you do you explain a “financial peace of mind” and how does one achieve it?
Hello, my name is Ron Blue. Over the years, I have been asked many, many times “What is financial peace of mind? How do I achieve financial peace of mind?” I am going to say that this is a legitimate question. We would all like to have our finances organized so that we know that we’re okay – that we feel okay.
I do know this: from my experience, you can never, ever accumulate enough to experience financial peace of mind, because financial peace of mind is never an amount of money, it is always a matter of the heart, it is always a matter of perspective.
We have gone through recessions before – we are in a recession right now, and this causes anxiety and worry. So how do you achieve financial peace of mind? Paul said that he had learned to be content whether he had a little bit or whether he had a lot. I would suggest to you that contentment is really the goal, not financial peace of mind. Contentment comes from a right perspective and a right attitude. As a matter of fact, I have found that people who have a little, in many cases, have more contentment than those who have a lot. The reason for this is because if you only have a little, you have fewer choices to make.
My challenge to you is to go to God’s word and ask “Lord, am I okay? Am I okay in this life?” (which is much, much broader of course than finances.) “Am I okay in terms of my eternal destiny?” Because if you have the eternal destiny question answered, then you can be content in this life because you know also that it is only temporary and that there will be ups and downs.
So here is my challenge: don’t ever look at your finances as having an amount to achieve financial peace of mind. You should be experiencing contentment right now.
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