Budgeting on Any Income
True or false – having more money would make budgeting a LOT easier.
The correct answer is actually false! But if you have the attitude that you earn too little money to live on a budget, then unfortunately, you’ll probably never have enough.
The truth is, you can’t afford not to have a budget! Christians should first assess whether they’re living outside God’s will for their finances. Do you have the proper attitude toward spending? If buying habits are the issue, admit it, repent and seek help.
Earning extra income can solve some problems, but make sure you’re not sacrificing your family’s welfare. Prayerfully seek wisdom for ways to creatively increase income that won’t distract you from your roles at home. The internet has opened a world of earning opportunities for us. You can sell items on Craigslist, eBay, Etsy, or Facebook. If you’re a photographer, look into building a portfolio on Shutterstock or iStockphoto. Today you can even make an entire career out of YouTube videos, blogging, or creating digital products.
Look for freelance jobs doing graphic design, videography, yard work, contract labor, babysitting, driving, tutoring, or giving music lessons.
A small part time gig can often grow and become a thriving business.
Remember what Proverbs 22:29 states: “Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings…” Working as unto the KING of Kings will bring you great satisfaction and not go unnoticed!
Perhaps the best way to increase your income is by understanding what God created you to do! The Career Direct Assessment helps you understand how your personality connects to your purpose. It also factors your skills, interests, and values into a detailed report so you can best understand how God uniquely created you. Career Direct gives you straightforward suggestions on what type of career, or course of study, would be fulfilling for you.