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Making a Living or a Life?

People in the 1950s wondered what we would do with all the free time new technology would allow us to have in this century. Man, did they miss that like a barn door! Americans are working longer and more frantically than ever before. They have no time or energy left over for the things that really matter.

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Where Did It All Go?

 

Have you ever come to the end of the month and looked at your checkbook register and thought, Where did it all go?

Being a good steward of what we have is a key to financial success. It takes time and effort to write things down, plan, and keep track of what you own, what you’re spending, and what you need to prepare for in the future.

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Your Spending Plan is Your Roadmap

Luke 14:28-30 (TLB) says, “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first getting estimates and then checking to see if he has enough money to pay the bills? Otherwise he might complete only the foundation before running out of funds. And then how everyone would laugh! “See that fellow there?’ they would mock. ‘He started that building and ran out of money before it was finished!’

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Living Beyond a T.G.I.F. Attitude

If you have no vision, then you’ll lack discipline, and your flesh will become real dominant.

You won’t be motivated to get out of bed in the morning. You’ll call in to work sick whenever you can. You’ll live a T.G.I.F. (Thank God it’s Friday!) life, and your life’s goals will be to somehow endure another monotonous workweek and make it to the weekend.

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Keep Digging Wells!

 

Have you ever found yourself in a surprising situation? You know, nobody likes a surprise unless it comes with a bow attached. Have you ever gotten a surprise about your finances?

Those are the toughest! You start to realize that life has a way of sneaking up on your money and making it disappear.

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Chasing God, Not Money

 

We need money to operate in this world’s system. And because we need lots of it in order to meet our needs and the needs of our family, if we’re not careful, it’s easy to begin chasing money instead of chasing God. When our priorities get out of whack and we put money before God, the Bible says that it will cause us to wander from the faith, and pierce ourselves with many griefs (1 Timothy 6:10 NIV).

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