Everyone you know wants more income including yourself right? Of course the answer is yes!!! Each one of us could use a new car, a nicer home and a new wardrobe. But, did you ever think of income in a way that changes the way you think and changes the amount of time you spend on people? Most people don't, but think of it this way: What you allow in your mind and who you allow in your personal space can either profit you or cost you. Let me point out that you can lose big if you're not careful.
We can profit some great knowledge and wisdom from amazing leaders but who we allow to be our friends is very important too. I've learned the hard way that gambling myself away with people that are not profitable to the "good life" can be detrimental.
We need to budget ourselves. Figure how how much "income" we have coming in and then find out where we are able to spend ourselves. How many people can we afford to pour into every month? How much leisure and play can our budget handle and where could we tighten up. Do we need to fill our Bible bank up a bit or refill our spiritual savings account? Sometimes we build up hundreds and someone comes along and makes huge withdrawls at a time. Can you afford to eat out with negative Nancy this week? What about Todd the talkative tattletale?
Do not let people deposit bad checks into your personal account. Those checks will bounce and you will be left with a nasty overdraft fee that you are responsible for. The Bible says to guard your heart because everything you do flows from it. This is serious...I have learned from my leader that you can't let everyone and everything make deposits into your life. Discern what is good for you and what is toxic now before it's too late