Following God, Whatever the Cost
Are you following God’s financial principles or your financial principles?
We have to determine to follow God’s way whatever the cost. That mindset will prepare us for days when our old, sinful nature tries to surface and take control. In Christ, we have the strength to resist our natural impulses and the grace to live in a manner that’s pleasing to Him. Open your heart to the Lord and ask Him to deal with you where you are. He knows if you work with excellence or you do the bare minimum. He knows how you spend every dollar. He knows if you give and the motives that guide you. He knows your addictions, your debt, and how long your retirement account will last. God loves those He calls His own but He wants us to mature in our understanding of who He is and what He desires of us. So, He helps us in ways we may not even recognize.
Sanctification is the process by which God polishes us. Our lives aren’t who we are, they’re who we’re becoming. God promises to complete the work that He’s begun in us. Seek to surrender yourself fully to the Lord. Ask Him to reveal any bad attitudes you have about money or behavior that’s contrary to His plan for you. Ask the Lord to show you what’s hindering your spiritual growth, then weed it out by planting His Word there instead. Now, begin new habits, and don’t give up. You’ll experience freedom from financial bondage and a new way of managing your finances. When He is in control, you will do far more than you can dream or imagine.
And if your behavior has you trapped in a cycle of credit card debt, contact Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan that will work for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.