Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Fear and Insecurity.

So what is it that drives people to acquire more and more money?

I believe that it is fear and insecurity.

I have an aunt who grew up during The Great Depression.

She worked her whole life accumulating more and more money.

Even though her husband had a well paid job.

My mother asked her late in her life why she kept working when she had more than enough.

She said that she never felt as if she had enough.

This is extreme fear and insecurity planted in the unconscious in her childhood.

I believe that this pattern appears in most people who need more and more money.

So the answer is not to threaten them or force them but to reassure them and allay their fears.

The greatest tool we have to overcome fear and insecurity is faith.

Jesus said: "Do not fear, only believe."  Mark 5:35 (NRSV)

For Jesus knew God and God is reliable.

His Love will not fail us.

And His mercy is infinite.

[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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