God. By contrast, God promises never to abandon or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5) Here are some symptoms of being under the influence of the spirit of mammon. 1. Worry and anxiety over money 2. Money mismanagement 3. Consistent financial lack 4. “I can’t afford it” mentality 5. Impulse buying 6. Stinginess 7. Greed 8. Discontentment 9. Bondage to debt 10. Pride of generosity 11. Exaggerated emphasis on money and an overestimate of its true power Take some time to re-read this list and consider whether you are experiencing some of these symptoms. Awareness of what shapes our thinking enables us to ensure that our influence is Christ, not mammon. 2 4 | u n m a s k i n g m a m m o n Unmasking_Mammon_book_4.5.indd 24 2018-07-11 7:41 AM