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Don’t Love Money Over People!

by Amanda Alexander
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Lifestyle Columnist, Amanda Alexander

Wars have started over it, people have died and sold their own bodies, secrets, children for it. We trade our time daily for it. ABBA sung about it “Money, money, money, must be funny in a rich man’s world”… The O’Jays version “Some people got to have it, some people really need it, …” In my humble opinion the only thing on this earth that we need is air to breath. 

I’m truly amazed at the power that money has in people’s lives, which becomes evident especially after the death of a loved one. All of a sudden the person you believed loved you for you, the moment money is sniffed you better run for cover, or step out of the way gracefully as you could end up being harmed either physically or verbally. Oh, and woe to you if it appears that you could be a possible obstacle resulting in less money being shared out. You may be unfortunate to see horns the size of trees coming out of the disgruntled one’s head. Sadly all love and forms of reasoning is lost, its the devil himself wearing a blue is standing right in front of you. 

The sad realisation is, that now one sees that the relationship was never based on mutual affection and understanding but was built on greed and selfishness. I fail to comprehend why money should play such a pivotal role in destroying relationships but sadly it does. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows”. 

I’ve observed this twice now, and it’s deplorable the behaviour of the individuals involved. There is absolutely no reason for this abhorrent behaviour. After the dust settles and matters are resolved unless there’s divine intervention, the relationship will always remain fragmented and there’s no coming back to the place where love once existed. 

So how does one recover after being dashed to the side because of the love of money? Having been victim to such circumstance it begins with forgiving the person who inflicted the pain and trauma. It also includes praying and asking God to fill your heart with love for them. Is it easy no, is it worth it yes. The freedom and peace you’ll experience will fill you with joy, and when you see the person there will be nothing but compassion for them. You’ll be able to walk with your head held high, with confidence knowing that there’s no malice in your heart, and that you didn’t do anything to warrant such treatment. 

Money is a tool and a commodity to be used on the earth, that’s where it’s value should end. Do not love or place money above your relationships, these are precious and no price can be paid for them.  Money should be used as a blessing to others, not as a weapon against them. Money should never be used to purchase someone’s love but strictly used for the things that are needed in life. 

I want to encourage you, that if you’ve been involved in hurting someone because of money, please consider stopping your actions, and if you’ve been the victim of someone’s greed forgive them. After all, when you leave this earth you never see a moving truck behind a hearse! 

So until next time, remember you are beautiful and wonderfully made – With love Amanda x                  

 Amanda Alexander is a Pastor, Teacher, TV Media Journalist

Founder of Female Dignity, Warrior Women, Amanda Alexander Production. She serves on the leadership team of New Life Church in Bishops Stortford and ministry coordinator for Patrick’s Mission

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Amanda Alexander

Amanda Alexander

Amanda Alexander is a TV Media Journalist, Founder & Managing Director of ‘Amanda Alexander Productions’. A Christian company committed to writing and producing Christian content.

She’s also the Founder and Director of Female Dignity, an organisation dedicated to providing machinery to girls and women in developing countries to make feminine products utilising the raw materials in their town/country.

As well as being an ordained Pastor and Minister of the gospel Amanda runs her ministry ‘Warrior Women’ which empowers ladies to live and walk in the ‘Fear of the Lord’. She also serves on the leadership team of New Life Church and as a ministry coordinator for Patrick’s Mission.

A Christian for over 25 years Amanda loves people and is adventurous. To contact Amanda please visit her website www.femaledignity.co.uk [email protected] or 07494444064.


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