Trust God and Experience Financial Freedom
Do you trust God with everything?
Financial freedom is the result of trusting the Lord with all you have. Mark 12:30 says, “You shall love the Lord Your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” So here are some practical ways to align your financial habits with this verse. Be faithful by honoring God with the first fruits of all your income. This means you make giving to God’s work your highest priority. All other financial decisions come second. Be disciplined by consistently saving a portion of all your income. Establish an emergency savings account. Start with $1,000, and grow it to a minimum of 90 days of your gross annual income. Then be disciplined in your spending decisions. By carefully spending less than you earn, you’ll create a surplus, which will enable you to achieve your God-given goals and dreams. When we’re living beneath our means we have more confidence about the future.
Next, be faithful by acknowledging that God owns everything so that your purpose in life doesn’t focus on accumulation. Rather, seek to become more generous. Be disciplined to pay off all your debt. Start with high-interest consumer debt. Then, keep going until you’re completely debt-free. Finally, be faithful to set goals that allow God to spend you however He wants versus living to spend money however you want. I hope this practice will enable you to experience freedom from the love and control of money. It’s allowed God to use me far beyond anything I could have dreamed or imagined!
And if credit card debt is preventing your financial freedom, contact Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll 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.