How rich do you want to be? You might have ambitions to be a millionaire or even just to be 'comfortable', but have you considered what the Bible says about you and money?
For a start, nothing we possess actually belongs to us: it's all God's (Psalms 24:1). So no matter how hard you struggle to acquire more, you're still only ever the caretaker of it. That truth is actually really freeing: it means that the pressure is off. You're not defined by the size of your bank account and you can trust God to bless you like He says He will: 'The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it' (Proverbs 10:22 NIV).
But God's pretty hot on stewardship - that is, the way that you manage the stuff He gives you. Are you stingy? Are you reckless? Are you self-centred when it comes to money? Don't expect Him to bless you with very much of it then. The Bible is clear about generosity (check out Luke 6:38 for a cracking promise). It's also clear about taking responsibility: in Luke 16:11, Jesus says that if you can't be trusted with worldly wealth, you won't be trusted with 'true riches'.
So what now? What have you been given? You might have a job, a part-time job or an allowance; whatever it is, you've been entrusted with it. So start thinking about ways you can be generous with it.
Soulfood : Ex 25-27, Jn 3:22-36, Ps 89:15-37, Prov 26:20-22