Many people are frightened about how to pay their bills with job loss, mounting debt, rising health-care costs, shrinking pay checks and threat of foreclosure. “How do I get more money?” many wonder.
The spiritual remedy for fear of financial lack is to understand that supply comes first and foremost in the form of ideas. And it really does! Every form of supply you’ve ever had started with an idea in someone’s consciousness, and if it was a good idea, it came direct from God to the one who received it.
Mary Baker Eddy got it right when she wrote, “God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies” (Misc. p. 307).
It’s not dollars we need first, but ideas. Financial houses that are out of order are crying out for better, wiser management which stems from better ideas on how to manage the affairs of that household. These ideas come from God, the source of all productive and profitable ways of thinking.
If our attitude is blinded by the belief that we need more money, it is typically closed to what is really needed, and that is better ways of thinking. Any financial mess can be straightened out through reason, discipline, improved choices, and making the hard choices that need to be made to rectify the errors that took over. This is all accomplished in mind, in thought. It doesn’t happen first on the financial statement, but in the thinking of those pouring over the statements.
Sound businesses are run on sounds ideas. Valuable employees express thinking that has value. Solvent households are managed by attitudes that demand balance and order.
Every financial decision happens in thought. Money flows through channels according to the thought that directs it.
When faced with impoverished financial conditions, the pressing need is for more inspired ways of thinking and managing one’s affairs that demonstrate solvency. These inspired views come direct from God, the source of all inspiration to begin with. Prayer helps us hear them.
The first need for a strong financial condition is not for money, but for ideas! The funds will follow…