“Every moment of our lives we are either growing or dying…” – Robert Cooper
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
We are either growing or dying spiritually. There is no status quo! God calls us to a life of commitment to Him. Our finances reveal our commitments in life. Where we spend, invest, and give our money reveals our priorities in life. As we grow in our faith, we should long to have our finances line up with God’s word. This means that we need to make a commitment to Him to make changes in our lives. Over the next year we will look at various ways to combine our faith and finances. Your journey begins today.
Make a commitment to God that you will seek to learn His ways.
Psalm 37:4-6 sums it up:
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Judy came to see me frustrated and upset. She was tired of the long hours, unfulfilling work, and lack of passion for what she did. As a telephone worker for nearly thirty years she had enough. She couldn’t take it anymore. When the company offered her a voluntary early retirement package, she thought it was an answer to prayer. However her lifestyle of living beyond her means had overtaken any chance of accepting this package.
In order to prepare her for a future package and as a requirement to become a client of mine, I made Judy sign a commitment that she would change her habits and open her mind to learn new strategies to improve her financial situation. She needed to make changes and commitments in order to have any chance of ever retiring. The commitment was her first step in the right direction.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If you do not commit to change, you will not learn and get past your mistakes. Turn to God today and ask for the strength and discipline to seek change. Make a commitment today and stick with the plan.
In what areas is change needed?
What are your biggest financial obstacles today?
What are some steps you can take to change your situation?