So, what does freedom mean for you?

For some, it’s all about financial freedom while others seek spiritual freedom. This has always been a tricky question for me.

Why? Because it involves answering with wisdom and of course there are two kinds of wisdom. There’s Biblical Wisdom and Worldly Wisdom.

Are you able to differentiate between the two? Do you know which is more beneficial for your life and why?


In James 3:13-18, James contrasts two types of wisdom — heavenly (biblical) and worldly wisdom. Those who are wise according to the world’s standards live by mantras like these:

  • “Be true to yourself”
  • “Do what feels right ”
  • “You do you”
  • “Just follow your heart”

You might think following this type of worldly wisdom will result in success. But that’s not completely true. After all, we live in this world, so we model after that right?

According to James 3:14, this type of thinking often results in “bitter jealousy and selfish ambition”. It results in boasting that seeks to puff up self while tearing another down. It results in lies because, after all, it is all about self and what “I” can gain.

Biblical wisdom on the other hand comes from above. Also known as heavenly wisdom, it’s what Jesus has been teaching throughout the sermon on the Mount. Heavenly wisdom produces good fruit, such as:

  • Humility, peace, and mercy
  • It is pure and gentle
  • There’s no partiality
  • and it results in sincerity (James 3:17-18).

Wisdom can be traced back to either the divine source of God and His kingdom or to the dark realm of Satan and his domain. There is no in-between. Now, back to my original question; What Do Financial and Spiritual Freedom Mean To You?

Here are my thoughts as a Christian…

Finding financial freedom allows you to give more, but within your means, to help the people you love without thinking twice.
Finding financial freedom allows you to consider where God is calling you to work without having to focus on how much money you are making. The pay may not be all that great, but you want to be obedient to where God’s calling you.

Simply put, achieving financial freedom opens up a path for you to love more – loving yourself through challenges, showing love to others by supporting them financially, and expressing love towards God by prioritizing His values above all else.

Spirituality, by the world’s standards, is about finding purpose and meaning in life beyond the material realm. It encompasses beliefs, values, and practices that connect us to a deeper understanding of our existence. In today’s bustling world, the pursuit of spiritual well-being is often entwined with the need for financial stability. The relationship between spirituality and money is fascinating and intricate, influencing how we perceive success, happiness, and the essence of a meaningful life.

Understanding what God wants us to experience in finding financial freedom is a very complex thing. How can we obtain that beautiful balance we all are looking for?

Let’s try and think about it like this; in the spiritual realm, the mindset of money holds a profound significance, as money embodies the energy and intention. If we look at it from this point of view, money is not merely a currency; it is a representation of the energy we invest in it – our beliefs about money, attitudes, and actions surrounding it.

Another way we can look at this is, we can say that managing money is a spiritual practice. Interesting, right?

Proverbs 27:23 gives great wisdom: “Know well the condition of your flocks and give attention to your herds.” This one verse
establishes a basic kingdom stewardship principle for all of us: Pay attention to how well you’re doing. Do the hard work of
assessment, learning, and application as it relates to whatever ventures you take part in. You must have a plan—and to have a
plan, you must clearly comprehend your assets and strategies for growth.

Galatians 5:13 – For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.

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