Jesus presents two kinds of living: anxious living and Kingdom living. We all know the anxiety he’s talking about. We worry when we have plenty and when we have little. What things do we worry about? Where does our money go? The things that we worry about and direct our money toward lead a trail to our idols. And even when we worry about things that we actually need (putting dinner on the table, making rent, etc.), do we really believe that God knows our needs and promises to provide what is most necessary for us? God gave Himself—His Son, Jesus—for us. Believing that, and that that proves that God will not abandon us as orphans, is the key to Kingdom living.
Nobody wants to talk about their finances. It’s uncomfortable and the lines are vague. What is too much? What is not enough? Am I a terrible person for owning a car? The difficulty often lies in that so much of this is a heart issue. Whether you have millions or nothing, your finances may not be sanctified. Whatever you have, what is it for? Is it for God’s use or for your own personal security? Are you a reservoir for your money (holding more and more of it) or a conduit (stewarding resources from God to generously pass it along for His glory)?