Catching the Fear Bug1 min read

“You need to have multiple streams of income because you don’t know what might happen tomorrow”

This was coming straight from the pulpit. So, we had to take it, not leave it.

Sadly, it’s talk like this that invented a new species of Christians – The Time-Bubble Christian.

Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing in having multiple streams of income.

But there is something wrong when the only motivation for that is our fear of the future.

This species of Christians have entered a bubble that created an alternate reality outside the normal space-time continuum. (My Trekkie friends get the lingo).

In this reality, God has little control over the future, and their security for the future is what they can do for themselves.

God expects us to manage the resources He has given us well because it’s our responsibility to Him.

It’s not because of our fear of the future.

And this is why truly faithful Christians build wealth not to protect their future but to serve kingdom purposes better.

Yes, this includes taking care of their families.

But it’s not fear of what will happen to their families in the future.

It’s a desire to hear God tell them “well done, good and faithful servant” that keeps them looking for ways to grow the resources God has given them.

And yes, it may include creating multiple streams of income.

As a sign of responsible and faithful living.

A show of faith in God’s ability to take care of their future and that of their families.

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Tola Akinsulire

A married guy with a precocious son who works his (I mean me, not my son - I bet you know, right?) day job as a financial guy trying to make real estate projects have some sense to the investor. I like to talk about what I learn along the way as I live my faith in life (family, work, friendships, fellowship, community and anything else you can put here).