Living Paycheck to Paycheck
Did you know that 78% of full-time workers live paycheck to paycheck?! Many are borrowing money just to make it through the week! But there is a better way to live!!!
Of these full-time workers, almost 10% of them make over a hundred thousand dollars a year, and they’re still living paycheck to paycheck every month.
Listen, this kind of financial strain is NOT the way God intended for us to live. When you are counting down the days until your next payday, anxious every time you buy groceries or pay your water bill, you’re letting your money control you.
Instead, you need to switch your mindset and recognize yourself as a manager, not an owner, of all you have. Would you hire someone else to handle your money the way you’re handling it now? I don’t know about you, but I’d be pretty frustrated if the person I hired to manage my money couldn’t make it last every month. If they had to depend on my credit card for daily living, I think I’d find a new manager!
If not, stop, pray, and get your priorities in order. Whether or not you make a hundred thousand dollars a year doesn’t matter to God – what matters is how faithfully you are managing what you do have.
I know finances can be stressful, but you CAN experience TRUE freedom with the strength of Christ! His Word is full of wisdom. Following His principles, you can learn to handle money well and break the paycheck to paycheck cycle.
If you and your spouse aren’t on the same page about money, I want to invite you to read my new book. My wife Ann and I wrote it together to encourage other couples with some of the difficult, and life changing, lessons we’ve learned throughout our 38 years of marriage. But please hear me – we aren’t perfect. In fact, we struggled for 21 of those years and God’s principles have so radically changed our marriage that we want to help others! You can get your copy of Money Problems, Marriage Solutions by making a donation of any amount to Crown Financial Ministries this month. Go to crown.org/marriagebook.