God desires that we use the wealth that he gives us to do his work, but if wealth is used selfishly it can breed greed and feed our destructive tendencies. We hear about this in the news almost daily. Wealth can even cause us to stray away from faith. 1 Timothy 6:10 says, “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” Another danger of wealth is pride. We can be quick to give ourselves credit for all the things we attain. So for me a significant practice is reflecting on all that God has given to me. I think about the many individuals he brought to invest time and resources to help me succeed personally, academically, and professionally. This propels me to be generous with my time to mentor and coach others so they too can grow into what God aspires them to be.