Being broke can make you richer!
(Now don't be running to check your account balance...it's still the same.)
But richer in insight.
It causes you to look around and notice more things.
Things you flew by before on the way to your next vacation.
Although you're lacking in the 'funds department',
you are wealthy in the 'letting go'...
of all the perks of what having $ in the bank can allow.
The being comfortable (rather than expectant).
The security you thought came from a 'secure' paycheck -
actually comes from a secure God.
More reliable than a paycheck.
Now I'm not against making $ and providing a great lifestyle for your family -
but what I wish MORE for you is the 'opportunity' to struggle.
To feel ripped apart.
Just as in working out your muscles you actually rip the muscle before it builds...
the feeling 'ripped apart' is a necessary step in building your faith muscle.
That's when real growth happens.
The pain involved is a sign of real growth happening.
So don't look at the pain of your circumstances as a sign of failure,
but a hint that there's real progress happening (even though the muscle isn't quite to the surface yet).
(The infamous 4 letter word...
Romans 8:18 says, "I consider that what we suffer at this present time cannot be compared at all with the glory that is going to be revealed to us."