Our finances often reflect our values in life. If our finances are a mess, there is a good chance the rest of our life is a mess. Having a relationship with God and having an accountability partner will help you prevail during the good and bad times you may face in your financial life.
Ron had been doing real well with not drinking for eight years. He and his wife Margaret met at AA and were committed to sobriety. After a while, Ron decided it was time to stop going to AA meetings. He no longer had the time. We have this under control, he thought. One by one, he slowly walked away from all of the support systems he had in place. He replaced drinking with work. It consumed him. He had no friends. He rarely saw his family. He isolated himself from the world.
Then the troubles hit. His wife cheated on him, he lost his job, his daughter was diagnosed with a rare disease. The perfect financial storm rocked his world. Ron no longer had anyone to turn to so he looked up his old friend – the bottle. He continued living at rock bottom for a few years. It wasn’t until his father passed away unexpectedly that Ron found a new friend, his savior – God that showed him a better way. Accountability and support could have saved his life from damage. His silver lining was his eternal salvation. God can save the weak, depressed, and recluses of the world. He loves us all and wants a relationship with you!
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down,
his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!