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In Money We Trust
An Exploration of God & Money
Hello, thoughtful explorers and leaders!
Today, we're going beyond history where we intertwine Money and God. Yes, it's a challenging topic, but it's one that's deserve acknowledgment and is sure to spark some fascinating discussions. So, let's get started.
Have you ever noticed the phrase on the dollar bills, "In God We Trust"? Why is that? Official explanations aside, consider the subconscious message it sends: it intertwines the concepts of trust, God, and money. It's almost as if it's saying, "In Money We Trust," isn't it?
This currency, though, in the case of the U.S dollar isn't actually 'money' in the truest sense. It's merely an agreed-upon means to exchange goods and services, similar to tokens or points used in a video game.
Real money, however, is something that holds and increases in value over time. Can dollars do that? I don’t think so.
Now, here's a revolutionary idea: The most valuable thing isn't a precious metal, a piece of paper, or even code on a blockchain. The single most valuable thing on planet Earth is you. You are, After all the only reason things hold any value in the first place.
In essence, you are the most valuable and advanced piece of technology ever created.
As a unique human being, you effortlessly bring value everywhere you go with everything you say and believe. Each day you live, your accumulated value increases with your expanding wisdom and life experiences.
This value picks up momentum generation after generation as you pass on the best of yourself to your kids. So on and so forth, ascending upward on an infinite loop of growth and prosperity.
Just imagine how truly valuable you can be - it's immeasurable. There are literally and figuratively not enough zeros to sum up your potential value. Making dollars inherently worth less every single day in comparison.
This brings us to the teachings of Jesus. Remember the story where he was asked if people should pay taxes to the king? He held up a coin and asked, "Whose face is on this coin?" The answer was, "Caesar's face." To which Jesus replied, "Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's and give to God what is God's."
In today's world, the Federal Reserve plays the role of 'Caesar,' as it has the power to issue currency. So, should you pay taxes? Well, if you're using the Federal Reserve's currency (i.e., the dollar), it's logical to pay taxes to them. It's their face on the currency, after all.
Yet, remember, what belongs to God? Or, in other words, what belongs to you? The only one who knows the truth. The word of God. It's your inherent value, your ability to create, learn, and grow. It always has been.
So, in this modern world, redefining money and God is a personal journey. No one else can do that for you. Remember to give yourself your due, to value your potential and skills, and not sacrifice them for mere currency in exchange.
The teachings of Jesus remain applicable even today, serving as a compass guiding us to distinguish between what is genuinely valuable and what merely serves as a medium of exchange. It's entirely up to you to dive deep and understand the true value of who you are and what you're here to do.
On this journey beyond history, always remember to express your appreciation for those around you. Often, we take for granted the value of the relationships in our lives.
As you practice recognizing your own worth, take the time to affirm the value of your loved ones too. Don't let them assume - make it crystal clear just how much they mean to you. In doing so, you not only enrich your relationships but also amplify your own value, as you strengthen the network of love and mutual respect around you. Now that's money!
Understanding the true nature of money begins with you. Embrace your inherent value, the most precious asset you possess.
You are more than a cog in an economic machine; you are a unique, dynamic, and powerful creator. Recognize this truth, and you will start to see the world and your place in it in a new light.
Remember, what you have within you is far more valuable than any amount of dollars. So, as you move through the world, go ahead if you must, and give to Caesar what is Caesar's - the paper, the coins, the numbers on a screen. But to yourself, give what is rightfully yours: the best of yourself and your infinite potential. This is real money.
The path to realizing this is paved with self-awareness, self-respect, and the bravery to testify to the truth as far as you can see.
This is your money. This is your power. This is your life. And as God's creation, it is your duty to embrace it, nurture it, and share it with your world.
This is the essence of "In God We Trust." Trust in yourself, trust in your worth, and trust in your ability to consciously create a meaningful and valuable life for yourself and everyone around you.
If you found this at all valuable, please share it. Who knows, it may spark a transformative conversation, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of money. Let's continue to learn, grow, and appreciate in the true value that resides within each of us, and in our relationships.
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