When we have financial issues in our lives, it is a mistake to think that money will solve these problems. Before we can solve the problem, we must first understand how we arrived at it. Wealth by itself is not the solution if bad decisions, out-of-control emotions, or wrong-thinking is the root cause. Materialism is not simply possessing things; it is a mindset that tries to replace God with physical things. If we want breakthrough in our lives, any progress we experience is tied to our trust in God where giving is concerned. Most people who have the wrong idea about money do not understand the link between money and trust. The true currency in the kingdom of God is trust; when we understand this, we will find ourselves in a position to receive the blessings that Jesus’ finished works made available to us.