That time of year has rolled around once again — tax time.
Filing taxes usually produces a touch of tension in most of us doesn’t it? At least I always feel that way. I hold my breath just before the final number is worked out, a small knot in my stomach. Even when I know with almost certainty that I will prayerfully be getting a refund. Whether it is five hundred dollars or just break even. I still feel a little nervous.
I wonder if it would be a good idea to use tax time to do an annual check-up on our money attitudes. Why? Because our real heart regarding money might be revealed during tax season. “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” 1 Timothy 6:10
Can we be honest filling in every blank even when it is not to our benefit? Have you worked in a small fudge factor that wouldn’t be noticed? Did you give only where you could get a deduction? Is your giving generous or meagerly? How have we used our money over the last year? Are we spendthrifts or a penny pinchers? Do we think of it as OUR money, or God’s?
These are some of the questions we can ask ourselves just to make sure our heart is still centered on God instead of money and material things. Jesus said; “But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.” Luke 12:31
So file your taxes ON time and seek His kingdom ALL the time!
And for those who might just be a little curious, as to whether I’m a “Spendthrift” or ” Penny Pincher”? Mums the word!