Savings Day – Learn to Be Content
Some people say they can’t save because they don’t make enough money. Charles Spurgeon said, “If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.”
Contentment is an attitude of knowing God’s plan for your life, having the conviction to live it, and believing that God’s peace is greater than what the world offers. Today, many are discontented – not because they aren’t doing well but because others are doing better. Afraid of missing out, they spend more than they make, bringing unnecessary stress into their lives. Worldly goals rob believers of contentment. The desire and fear of needing more diverts people from fully depending on the Lord. The world deceptively preaches more, bigger, bett, but Scripture defines these as indulgence, greed, and pride. Contentment cannot be attained without personal discipline. We actually have to learn to be content. Here are some helpful guidelines that will contribute to learning how to be more content. They directly and indirectly impact your ability to save money.
• Establish a reasonable standard of living.
• Develop a habit of giving.
• Establish financial priorities.
• Cultivate gratitude
• Reject fear.
• Seek God’s will.
• Trust Him.
The Apostle Paul said, “I have learned in whatever situation I am in to be content. I know how to be brought low, and how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance, and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:11-13)
Now if you want to save but you’re strapped with credit card debt, I recommend 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.