Paying Off Debt vs. Charity: What Comes First?
This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions
for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.
Could you please speak about tithing? My church encourages us to tithe 10% of our unexpected income but I feel like I should put that money towards paying off my debts before I donate it to someone else.
I think the real question here isn’t actually about the amount to tithe; it’s a question of mindset.
You see, the lower and middle class mindset is steeped in the word “OR”.
They ask, “Should I do this OR should I do that?”
They see limitation and lack.
The wealthy think in terms of “AND”.
They ask, “What would need to happen for me to do this AND that?” OR “What would I need to do differently so that I could have this AND that?”
They see possibility and abundance.
I want to encourage you to think like the wealthy.
What are you resisting doing or being that would allow you to pay off your debts AND tithe?
That’s the question you must ask if you wish for your financial situation to change.
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Thank you soooooo much! Your response, David, and rhe questions we need to ask ourselves were stated in a way that finally made this “click” for me.
My pleasure Cathi Jo. Love the ‘click’!!
I appreciate the post.
David, I just wanted to say thank you for providing the ‘Neagle Code’ – today’s entry is a perfect example of the simple, yet profound, shift in our thinking necessary to achieve what we want in life.
It sure is Carl and you are welcome. The shift can be as simple or as difficult as we choose to make it. Speaking from experience, there was a time when too I made it harder than it had to be. Learning that lesson allowed me to always choose the simplistic, and it’s worked ever since. Thanks for the post.