Whether we’re just young and naïve, or we’re a bit older and perhaps undisciplined with our finances, it’s not uncommon for people to find themselves in financial distress.
Here are four principles for wise financial stewardship.
Principle 1: Financially successful takes hard work!
A lot of people are not patient or diligent enough to put in the kind of effort over time that most successful people did. They end up making poor investments, trying to get rich quick, or go into debt.
God calls us to live with excellence and integrity. We try as best we can to live within our means.
Principle 2: Give generously
Many people don’t understand the importance of generosity. They hold on tightly to what they own, unaware that selfishness often causes financial difficulties. (2 Corinthians 9:6)
Regardless of your financial situation, God wants you to look for ways to bless others.
Principle 3: Save
Saving money demonstrates good stewardship of the resources God gives us. It allows us to be prepared for the future and for unexpected expenses, like flat tires, house repairs or medical bills.
In the meantime, we want to remain dependent on God, recognizing that he is the source of our provision and we can trust Him for our future.
Principle 4: Spend
While saving is important, God doesn’t call us to be hoarders. It’s okay to buy ourselves something nice once in a while.
Spend wisely. The quickest way to the prison of debt is convincing ourselves that “wants” are “needs.”
Set aside something and invest it wisely for future needs.
God loves you, and He has a wonderful plan for your life. When you do things His way, it is possible live with financial freedom!
Sent with love