MarcusWe need money to buy almost everything in life but we don’t need money to buy life! Therefore, it goes to show that money is not everything and that there is something much higher and valuable than money. That something is Life and that Life is the light of men (John 1:4)

As good as money is, I believe money is not everything. Many of us have been giving away to greed and covetousness, thinking it is how serious, committed and dedicated we chase money that we become successful and wealthy. This is not true my dear friend. It is God who gives power to get wealth! (Deuteronomy 8:18)

The warning for us here is to “Be careful to guard ourselves against every kind of greed, because a person’s life doesn’t consist of the amount of possessions he has.”(Luke 12:15)

Moreso, it is written that the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows (1Timothy 6:10).” The love of money is the case we have with many of our leaders in churches, governments, institutions of learning and even families, as a result the high level of godlessness, corruption and dishonesty. We must set our priority right to get genuine success and wealth.

In setting our priority right, it is good for us to understand that we cannot serve two masters at a time. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. We cannot serve God and money. (Matthew 6:24). Therefore, the priority is for us to seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto us. Matthew 6:33.

In seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, it is about putting God first in everything in your life including finances. It is to learn to think and act and become like Jesus Christ. It is about creating time to pray much, and study your Bible much. It is about seeking the face of God and living by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God. It is the only way you can achieve good success and prosperity.

Finally, I am by no means with this article saying money is not good and helpful and that we should not be wealthy. Far from that, I desire to be prosperous and have good success but there is only one way and is that “the book of the law (Word of God) shall not depart from our mouth, but we shall meditate in it day and night, that we may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then we will make our ways prosperous, and then we will have good success (Joshua 1:8)”. So you see! God has the best in mind for us. If only we will kill our own agenda and seek God genuinely.

Therefore I believe money is not everything, but God is everything!God bless you, God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

About Marcus

Marcus Edibogi Akor is the team leader of The Bridge Youth Development Foundation with office in Benue State, Nigeria empowering young people through leadership and entrepreneurship skills acquiring programs to realize their full potential. The Bridge is registered as a corporate body with registration number CAC/IT/NO 60651. He is a fellow of Democracy Series for Participatory Learning and Actions by Youth, Africa Season 8 (DESPLAY Africa) program of Youngstars Development Initiative and National Endowment for Democracy, Washington DC, USA. He has acquired skills through several training programs both online, in Nigeria and abroad in the areas of Leadership, Peace development, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Prevention of Mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Human Reproductive Health, Monitoring & Evaluation, Information Management System, Public Health and others. He was the only youth from Nigeria to be invited to participate in 2011 Leadership and Entrepreneurship training of Kanthari International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs & Innovators, India. In Kanthari, he gained Leadership, project management, Public Speaking, Fundraising and communication skills. During the training, he attended two months internship in The Apparel Source, Tamil Nadu, India. He is a current Student at the International Institute for Global Leadership, USA. He loves volunteering. Marcus believes developing Youth through empowerment is critical to reaching the sustainable development we all yearn for in our country Nigeria and the world at large. I am passionate about positive social change especially in the lives of young people.
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  1. Samson Beska says:

    Yes, money is the root of every evil. keep the good work

    • Marcus says:

      Thanks Mr. Samson for your time and comment. The love of money is the root of every evil and that is why we must guide against the love of money but love God.

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