True financial freedom is a journey It’s a condition of the heart and attitude, not just the condition of our finances.
It is easy to get discouraged when we fail to meet our financial goals. In fact, Satan desires to rob us of our joy on the path to true stewardship. That’s why it is important to commit ourselves to the Lord and depend on Him, no matter what we encounter along the way.
The ability to save can be challenging. It may be a new practice that requires radical lifestyle changes. Or it may be a desire that circumstances have hindered. Whatever the reason, don’t give up.
When you stumble along the way, this is an opportunity to depend on God. Give Him access to the depths of our heart that you have not fully surrendered. The trap of self-reliance prevents us from full dependence and recognition of His daily provision.
When life happens and demands that you deplete the savings you have worked so hard to accumulate, this may be a test of your faith, or a means of sanctification. As Hebrews 12:11 says, “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
Regardless of the setbacks along the journey to financial freedom, remember: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
A practical step you can take towards financial freedom is improving your income. Career Direct is an excellent tool that can help you get on the right path. God has given you unique desires as part of His creative design. Crown developed an assessment to help you understand this unique design. It will help you understand how God has woven your personality, interests, skills, and values together, and identify the kind of job where you will mostly likely succeed.
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