Are you struggling with your finances and anything you try to get above water doesn’t seem to work out? Do you need a change for the new year? Have you ever tried to STOP worrying and stressing out and give it up to God? If you answered “Yes” to the first two questions and “Uh” or “No” to the third question then continue to read.
We all have struggled with finances one or several times in our lives but when you try to do things YOUR WAY instead of GOD’S WAY things always seem to fall apart. Well, I got the answer I was seeking in this daily devotional by Joyce Meyer called Promises for your Everyday Life. See the extremely simply advice she gives about doing finances the way God had intended:
Some put money or the world’s system of commerce before God. But the Bible states in Revelation 18 that if we put our trust in money, it’s going to fail. I’ve found that the way to deal with money, instead of struggling with it, is to try and out-give God…because we can’t.
The more we give away, the more we’ll receive. The more we obey Him with our finances, the more He blesses us. The more we do for other people, the more God has other people do for us.
Society tells us to invest everything in the world’s system and work all the time to make more money. But if we do, we’ll really never have anything that matters, especially joy. And we won’t be able to enjoy the money we have because we won’t be using it God’s way.
It may not make sense according to the world’s system, but God doesn’t want you to simply make money and hoard it away. God says that by giving it away, you will have more in the end. I challenge you to increase your generosity today. Trust me, you can’t out-give God.
Prayer Starter: God, Your plan for my finances isn’t like the world’s, but I know that when I give the way You tell me to, You will take care of me. My money is Yours and I will use it as You see fit.
‘ Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. ‘ Luke 6:38
Let’s try to handle our finances God’s way in 2020 even if you have never thought of this concept before (me included). This is not going to be easy to do at first especially if your a control freak but in the end doing it OUR WAY doesn’t work for God.
Please share your financial story in the comments below and how you plan to handle them better this year than last year?
May God bless you all!