"Then He said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions" (Luke 12:15). "Then Jesus said to his disciples:"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?" (Luke 12:22-26).
There is not doubt that times are very tough for a lot of people, including myself and many others I know. Every time money becomes such an anxiety, I have to take a step back and remind myself of not only what is truly important in life, but also that as long as I am doing God's will for me, he will provide all of my needs. It may not be all of my wants, but it will be all of my needs. I encourage those of you who may have been laid off, or even for the college student that is stretching their loans and working 25 hours a day, although money may be important in this life, it is not the most important. Do what is right and things will fall into place and be provided for you.
There have been multiple times when I was literally down to my last $100. And yes, I would panic about it, but then a calming sensation would come over me as if I was protected. I wasn't getting any bail out money, but I knew I would be provided for. For example, Tayshaun Prince's sneakers bought my college textbooks for a semester and a couple months of rent. Tayshaun had no idea that those sneakers that are now sitting in his home office played that important of a role in my life - but I bet someone upstairs knew. If I was to look back at everything that has happened to myself and this business, I could easily connect the dots and see where and why things had happened the way they did. Believe me, it is not fate. Each and every one of us has a path laid out in front of us, and sometimes all it requires of us is to take that first step of faith. So I encourage you to do so today. Do not worry about the money or stresses of life; instead, just take that step of faith and it will be provided for you.