Financial stress can affect your marriage, your family, and even your health. Stress and lack are not God’s plan for you. His plan is for you to prosper. If you are not handling your finances in line with God’s plan, then your whole life will be out of joint.
A large part of the stress people experience is due to lies they believe about their finances.
The first step in changing your situation is to change your thinking. We’re going to talk about three common lies that families believe and what God’s Word says about those issues.
Did you know your soul needs a bath on a consistent basis?
In Ephesians 5:26 the Bible talks about how the Word of God is like water that washes us clean. Just like our physical bodies can get polluted and dirty, our souls, or our thinking, can too. Any area of our thinking that doesn’t line up with God’s Word needs to be “washed” with His Word so that we think like Him. Changing our thinking will change our lives.
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.
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).
As Christians, we operate in two different economies—God’s economy and this natural world’s economy. To be clear, I don’t mean that God is separate from how we function with our finances. On the contrary, His Word is the foundation for everything we do and as children of God, His Word gives us clear instructions.
To increase according to God’s principles, we must walk in two different spiritual principles.