As the founder and CEO of MIAD Holdings LP I began to learn the biblical principles of "everyone has a price." I know you have probably heard the cliche "Every Man Has a Price before used in some television show or in a Hollywood movie but I have proof that it's true. At least from the way I see it. Not long after I started the MIAD Fund I began to realize that certain people had certain financial thresholds. Triggers if you will that fired off every time they realized that they were saving large sums of money. Sums that were large to them at least because many of my clients had never had more than a few hundred dollars in the bank at any given time. Only during the so-called tax season would they see their bank accounts swell into the thousands and believe me that was never for more than a day or two. For someone who had maybe never had say more than $500 in savings at any given time in their entire life having 2,3,4,5 thousand dollars in savings became a real challenge for both me and them.
I quickly began to see a pattern of behavior from client to client as their savings grew and their credit scores increased. I started making mental notes and tracking changes in their attitudes about money once they felt that they had more than enough saved and tried to find ways to drain their accounts and return back to having nothing which was not going to happen on my watch considering that's what my mission was to do keep them from having nothing. The whole thing was based on the book of Mathew which says this:
"For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath"Mathew 13:12 KJV
My job was to ensure that my clients "had" and that this principle of having was fully functioning in their lives. That's when it hit me. There are levels to this. I started to notice that each client seemed to have their own personal tolerance levels for wealth. Each client would feel different levels of pressure some self-made others from Mammon no doubt when their account balance was either too low or too high. When they would first start out they would not be comfortable until they had saved a minimum amount. When their accounts went too high they could not sit still. Then God began to show me this principle in His word.
"Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: 9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain." Proverbs 30:8-9 KJV
There it was right smack dab in the book of Proverbs. Solomon the wisest man to have ever lived says Lord don't give me too much that I get too full and forget you. In other words, don't make me so wealthy that my money becomes my God. Wow! But, then check out what he says next. Don't make me so poor that it becomes a crime to exist. Mean that you have to begin doing illegal things just to eat. Or, even worse commit sin to survive. God forbid! The Apostle Paul taught this same type of high low balance among the churches in the book of Corthinians. He was a task as an Apostle to the gentile to manage the money between the churches and keep the high low principle going.
"For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:15As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over, and he that had gathered little had no lack." 2 Corinthians 8:13-15 KJV
God wants all of his creation to enjoy what He has created for us to enjoy. Especially those that He calls His children. He is a providential God. But he also wants to keep us from being mastered by the spirit of Mammon and any other God for that matter. To do this He gives us massive amounts of instructions in His Word to ensure we stay within the borders of His kingdom and underneath His arch of safety.