Savings Day – Forget What’s Behind and Press Toward the Goal
It’s hard to save when you’re focused on things of this world.
If you’re influenced by what the world tells you to buy, you run the risk of financial bondage. The more you accumulate, the busier you become. Before long, you’re so entangled in worldly things that you forget God’s purpose for your life. Financial bondage impacts your ability to save. Here are some common symptoms that you may recognize in your life. You’re so preoccupied with money and the future that you can’t think beyond day-to-day existence. You’re not content with what God’s provided and can’t give as generously as you want to give. You’re not working as if the Lord was your employer. Whether an underperformer or a workaholic, you don’t honor your family or glorify Him. You receive past due notices, can’t or don’t pay your credit cards in full each month. You’re considering consolidation. You spend money for emotional therapy, argue with family members over money, and have no peace with God.
If any of these describe you, it’s time to realign your finances with God’s financial principles. Thank God for his mercy and ask him for self-control. The path to financial freedom may not be easy, but the result will enable you to have an eternal impact in this temporary world. You’ll stop being double-minded and find peace if you agree with the Apostle Paul who said: “Forget what’s behind and strain toward what’s ahead. Press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called you heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)
And if credit card debt has trapped you in financial bondage, I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They can create a debt management plan just for you. For more information call the Crown Helpline: 800-722-1976 or visit online at crown.org/ccc.