I can remember years ago when I started my business I struggled with trying to balance my core Christian spiritual values and my scattered money mindset with what I wanted to create in my business.
I wanted to create a business that would give me and my family financial freedom, share my God given talents and help other women step fully into their life’s purpose so that they could create a thriving business and a life they love.
I gave a lot of stuff away for free, undercharged for my services, overdelivered, and worked long hours with an inconsistent income. What was I doing wrong?
I had a Business Coach who taught me about money mindset.(It’s not a new age thing, but a God thing).
I developed a serious illness that many Christian Women entrepreneurs are susceptible to. It is what I call “The Spiritual Money Virus Disorder”, known as SMVD. It can be deadly and disempowering, but the good news is that there is a cure!
I learned that I was confusing my business with my ministry and in the process my business was tanking. I knew God had placed this business on my heart to not only glorify HIM, but to help other women around the world.
I decided to go to the best physician I knew. Jesus is our great physican: Matthew 14:14: “When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick.”
I have worked with many Christian women entrepreneurs over the years and have seen the symptoms of SMVD.
Is this you?
- You undercharge for your services, barter or give away a lot of free stuff.
- You fear that if you make a significant amount of income, your relationships may change or people may judge you.
- You don’t track your money, ignore your numbers and don’t look at your credit card or bank statements. (I used to do this).
- You say things like: “I’m not doing this for the money”.
- You decide in advance that your potential client can’t afford your services.
- You don’t have those courageous conversations around money with your spouse.
- You compare and set your fees according to your competitor.
- You are treating your business like your ministry/charity(I’m not talking non-profits here).
If any of the above statements ring true for you don’t beat yourself up. This is not a case of judgement, but self-awareness. We can’t heal our relationship with money if we ignore the truth. Remember: John 8:32: “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Let’s face it, money affects every aspect of our life( all our relationships, our business/personal life etc.)
If we ignore money, don’t track it, or give it the respect it deserves, it will grab our attention in a negative way.
Why do we develop money mindset issues anyway ? It originates from the patterns we developed and learned as a child and the beliefs we grew up with.
In addition, many of our money struggles stem from our Christian Belief System.(ouch!) I’m not saying ditch your Christian core values. I am sharing the misconceptions we have developed around God and money.
What’s the cure for SMV?
First, let us clear up a few misconceptions of what the bible says on money. I’m sure you’ve seen this verse: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” 1 Timothy 6:10.
Have you developed the belief that money is evil and you shouldn’t talk about it? The misconception is that money in itself is not evil. It is the love of money(i.e. idolatry or putting money before God that is the problem).
If we don’t make consistent income in our business, how can we give back to God’s Kingdom? How can we support our families, give back to our church and favorite charities if we don’t make money?
I encourage you to list out your belief patterns about money.
Creating this shift in your money belief pattern not only glorifies God in the process, but you are creating a huge impact on the world! You are serving your clients in a huge way!
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