Others Can Help Us Achieve Financial Goals

Do you think you’ll achieve your financial goals all by yourself? 

Many people set financial goals, but they struggle to keep them because they attempt to do it all alone. Solomon offered helpful advice in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. He said, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. And if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

So, what must you do to gain a cord of three strands? First, invite the Lord to be your primary source of wisdom, counsel, and support. Specifically, commit to reading your Bible and praying for financial wisdom every day. Next, ask someone to join you. If you’re married, ask your spouse. Couples who never talk about finances are often surprised to learn that with just a little kindness and humility towards one another they can actually make a very good team.  If your spouse is resistant, don’t give up. Keep loving them and praying for them to have a change of heart. If you’re single, consider asking three people to serve as your voluntary Financial Advisory Board. Avoid any conflicts of interest and seek to meet together at least once or twice a year to review your plans and progress. Create a cord of 3 strands to reach your financial goals. 

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