Generational wealth is what you can leave your children.
It isn’t always cash, though it can be. Real estate. Business contacts. Stocks.
It might even be a college fund that you can access only when you attend school. That money might not end up in your pocket, but your degree will enable you to earn a higher income over your lifetime.
Experts say those who grow up with generational wealth already have a step up, an unshakable rock under their feet, a solid foundation in life that keeps the quicksand of poverty from swallowing them when life causes them to stumble.
If we don’t have generational wealth, we must find somewhere else to anchor our hopes. Let’s look at this verse in 1 Timothy 6:17:
“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.”
It doesn’t matter if we inherit our money, hustle and earn it, or struggle day by day. That’s not our security, our rock of safety, our foundation in this life. It’s not the focus we must keep our eyes on.
We must anchor our hopes “on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.”
Everything … the air we breathe, the food we eat, the relationships around us, health, security, salvation, the hope of eternity with him.
When life gets rough, let’s toss our anchor into the true rock. Jesus is the hope that is always secure.
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