If you want to model a healthy, Biblical view of money to your children, so they don’t have to struggle in their relationship with money like you did, here are 3 things you need to know first
#1 Your kids are picking up your beliefs about money
Your kids are picking up your beliefs about money (and you picked them up from your parents).
This is part of your financial legacy you’re leaving.
What do I mean? Let me illustrate
When Michelle came to me for our first session, she realized she was passing her poor money mindset on to her son.
“He was feeling guilty for asking me to spend extra money on him (money that I have plenty of to meet his needs, but I’ve been living as though I don’t) and it broke my heart. “
Some of the money beliefs we’ve picked up from our parents include:
- Unable to receive God’s generosity
- Shame for asking for what you want
- Afraid to sell because you’ll lose friends
- Afraid to charge higher rates because of your mom (or dad) telling you to stop asking for money
- Wealth is evil
Often you picked up these beliefs from your parents, either an experience with them or words that they spoke over you.
Now this belief is showing up subconsciously in your relationship with money, in your business, and in the financial legacy you are passing down to your own children.
Where do you find a Biblical basis for these beliefs being passed down?
Let’s take a quick look at Exodus 34:6-7
“The LORD, the LORD God, is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in loving devotion and faithfulness, maintaining loving devotion to a thousand generations, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin. Yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished; He will visit the iniquity of the fathers on their children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.” Exodus 34:6-7
The Mindset System is the exact framework I use for myself and with my high level clients so you can shift your money beliefs just 3% and get incredible breakthroughs quickly. (even if it’s been years of trying to get the breakthrough on your own)
As Christians, we know that everyone is held accountable for our own sins, but we can’t ignore the Biblical principle of passing down behaviors and beliefs to our children.
Passing down money beliefs that aren’t grounded in Biblical truth happens without even thinking…
that is until you make the choice to model money beliefs based in the Word of God to your children which will get passed on for thousands of generations!
Most Female Entrepreneurs Miss This one thing
Most female entrepreneurs, like yourself, know their parents were critical or judgmental, saying hurtful things to them.
But very few realize how those experiences, when you were younger, have shaped your relationship with money and how you show up in your business now, decades later. . .
Often it takes a caring, empathetic experienced person to connect those dots for you, and then the breakthrough happens almost immediately!
Both for you and then for your children as you teach them.
#2 Best Way to stop passing poor money mindsets
The best way to stop these poor money mindsets from continuing to be passed down is to first learn and understand for yourself God’s key to money, what the Bible really says about money, so that you can shift your own money beliefs.
This allows you to then model what it looks like to have a prosperous, fruitful walk with God in the arena of money and business, in front of your children and grandchildren (and any other younger people in your life even if they aren’t your children).
Because you are the best teacher for your children, even your adult children - it’s not too late!
Your children learn best by watching you shift your money beliefs in alignment with the Word of God and experience freedom and peace of mind in your relationship with money.
Michelle went on to say…
“After helping me see some of the roots of my poor money mindset, we ended our session and I immediately invited my son to go shopping for that one last item that he “needed”… his own suitcase.
It may have seemed like “a waste of money!” before our meeting but afterwards I realized that I NEEDED to buy it for him. I NEEDED to break that mindset that hasn’t allowed me to receive God’s generosity.”
To shift your own money beliefs quickly, you’ll want to work with a money mindset coach
But not just anyone, you want a coach who has studied Biblical money and wealth in depth and who is empowered by the Holy Spirit to connect the dots between experiences you had around money or business growing up with your own parents and how that negative money belief is being passed down to your children.
Someone who can give you proven Biblical strategies so you can get to the root of where that money belief came from and how to shift your money beliefs into alignment with the Word of God.
3. The GOOD news
The good news is you can establish generational blessings RIGHT NOW with a healthy Biblical view of money and start passing those down immediately to your children.
When implemented correctly, having a strong understanding of God’s key to money will equip you with the tools you need so you can teach and model a Biblical money mindset for your children right away.
Not only that, but it will free you up to serve more clients in your business, making a greater impact on more people and overflowing in a legacy of massive generosity within your community that reflects God’s goodness!
Zephaniah 3:17 came alive for Michelle and her son
As it rang in my head and came out of my mouth as I made plans with my son… “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
She was immediately able to get the strategies to shift her own poor money mindset, align it with the Word of God, and turn around to share it with her son!
Can you imagine modeling that kind of prosperous, fruitful and generous life in front of your children?
Can you imagine modeling that kind of prosperous, fruitful and generous life that comes from walking with God in front of your children, your clients and your community?
It’s entirely possible and can happen much sooner than you realize, even if your own parents didn’t pass down a healthy, Biblical view of money to you.
If you know you want to be a model of a healthy, Biblical money mindset and show your children by example.
Yet you realize how powerful the hold your dad or mom’s comments have had on your own relationship with money and consequently, on your business, for years and suspect your children are now struggling with these same beliefs.
You know it’s time to finally break free from this stronghold in your mind so you can experience the peace from understanding God’s key to money for yourself, but more importantly so that you can establish a NEW way of thinking and a new relationship with money for your children by example.
You’re going to want to watch this next video How to Choose a Money Mindset Coach Without Compromising Your Faith, where I go into detail on how to find someone who partners with the Holy Spirit to connect the dots from experiences or comments when you were younger.
How you can find someone who will show you how to use Biblical truth to make peace with money yourself, so you can be an excellent model for your children.
Some of the best money spent!
I’m thankful for this moment, this change of mind, and the work God is doing in my heart through Charissa’s coaching.
Her program and this suitcase is some of the best money I’ve ever spent! – Michelle Debenport
When you’re ready, there are two ways to work with Charissa. You can join her signature program, Becoming a Legacy Builder or get VIP 1:1 Money Mindset Coaching.
Can you imagine what kind of generous life of legacy your children will leave because they’ll now have a solid Biblical understanding of God’s heart for money?
All because they saw you shift your money beliefs in line with Scripture?