let me write that again and let's just let it sink in a little bit:
"every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want."
that is an insanely powerful statement.
but maybe that's a little too idealistic or "neat" for you or you don't quite believe it or you can come up with all kinds of examples of how that's not true, etc...
but let's just try to put all that aside for 1 second and assume that at some level, this statement really is true.
that the way we spend our money is voting for the way we want the world to be...
then there's some major implications. let's unpack this real quick:
if you spend money on YOU... you're voting for a world that's more about YOU.
if you spend all your money on you... you're voting for a world that's ALL about you.
if you buy stuff for others... then you're voting for a world that's more about others.
if you spend money on God's mission in the world... you're voting for a world that's more about God's mission & His glory.
if you spend your money on the poor... you're voting for a rebellion. a revolution that says "i'm crazy blessed... and the whole point of me being blessed is to use my blessing to bless others." you're voting for a world that's BETTER.
so... what kind of world are you voting for?