Make One Financial Commitment
Are you pondering a New Year’s resolution?
Instead of a New Year’s resolution, can I challenge you to make one financial commitment? Yes, just one. Then, stick with it! It’ll be easier if you remember that you’re God’s steward entrusted to manage whatever He provides. Maybe you need to commit to give consistently. Maybe you need to save a certain amount of money or eliminate all credit card debt. Perhaps you need to plan for retirement or work with one of our budget coaches. Ask God to give you a genuine desire to do this well. It requires discipline and delayed gratification, and that’s not natural to our flesh. 1 Timothy 4:7 says, “…train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”
Godliness with money requires sacrifices in order to act and grow in faithful stewardship. As you humbly depend upon the Lord, you’ll experience a closeness to Him that will motivate you even more. Set a realistic goal so you won’t get discouraged and quit. Refer to it daily to stay focused and positive. Meet regularly with your spouse or mentor and celebrate your progress. Be vigilant in renewing your mind on God’s Truth. Immersing yourself in Scripture will help you avoid the temptations of the word. You’ll stay focused on the source of all strength, hope, and peace. And may He be your greatest treasure in the new year. You won’t regret handling money God’s way, and remember, we’re here to help you on the journey.
Now through December 31, every gift to Crown will be doubled through a matching challenge. In appreciation, I’ll send you my newest book “Freedom from Poverty and Riches” as soon as it’s available. Visit crown.org to give and request your copy today.