At some point, you must decide whether you want to serve God or make money. In reality, you cannot do both. In the pursuit of making money, the danger lies in letting it overshadow your creativity and spiritual gifts. The essence of a creative, spiritual person isn’t merely financial gain but the authentic expression of their innate gifts. The wisdom shared by Apostle Paul to Timothy reinforces this, stressing that genuine progress (and profiting) is visible through dedicated practice and immersion (1 Timothy 4:15). Those solely fixated on monetary pursuits often compromise values, crossing ethical boundaries to make money.
Your gift will make room for you and lead you to a place of wellness and abundance. You must, however, exercise caution not to abandon your spiritual mission in pursuit of material gain. Our original inventive nature suffers when our focus shifts to the pursuit of material gain. A soul driven by greed and lust for money finds it difficult to truly tap into creativity or explore spiritual gifts. Greed is widely acknowledged as a detriment to true art. Fake prophecies, and many other manipulative spiritual practices can be traced to the desire for more money.
Love, honesty, and integrity define true inventors, creatives, and spiritual people. Their vision and passion guide them, resulting in a virtuous cycle of creativity and spiritual exploration devoid of moral compromises. This is the wellspring that keeps you nourished and growing in your purpose. Remember the words of Apostle Paul, “unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God” (2 Corinthians 2:17 NIV). True richness lies in an authentic expression of our gifts rather than the pursuit of material gain.