Walking in God’s Favor: I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. Genesis 12:2
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
One of our financial goals was to take a cruise to the Bahamas when we eliminated all our debts. We were able to pay off over $70,000 in debt in 48 months practicing biblical financial principles in our everyday lives. We did it and you can do it! It feels amazing to live debt free.
Living a life of surplus is a great place to be. Ardella and I have journeyed through the process of learning how to put our faith in God and not the blessings He provides..ie (Wealth, Education, Career, Social Capital and Good Health)
Greatness is a lot of small steps taken everyday
We have discovered how to walk in faith when experiencing life’s struggles and the storms of life. Faith is the ability to walk past your current reality, while anticipating a fabulous future.
To walk in God’s favor you must develop the inner discipline it takes to delay immediate gratification by surrendering lordship of your life to God. The faithful stewards can say “no” to the person in the mirror and “yes” to the will of God. Faithful stewards first seek and desire God’s blessings to shower down over their lives.
Surround Yourself With People Who Will Push You to Greatness
Ardella and I have learned how to wisely look around the corner and plan for the storms of life or 5D’s (Disaster, Disability, Downsizing, Deployment and Death). We openly share how to prepare for the storms of life or the 5D’s with our family, friends and meaningful others in our community.
Ardella and I acknowledge that it has been God who has brought us financially to this point in our lives, and we remember where we were in the years past. Our daily prayer is ” O Mighty God, teach us to be Your faithful servants”. We encourage you to live faithful to God and to walk in His favor. Your life can become a great example in your world of what a Mighty God can do in the lives of His people.
Michael J. Vance is the co-host of a weekly podcast Better Husband Father Man, a hub for all things; parenting, marriage, and self-improvement. He is a senior account executive with Hundley Batts & Associates Insurance Agency and co-founder of Stewardshipofwealth.com. Ardella Vance volunteers her time, talents, and financial resources to causes she is passionate about. She is a gifted educator and a Master Guide in the Pathfinder Club, a global organization empowered to teach life and leadership skills to young people. The Vances have been married well over 30 years and share their lives with four adult children and eight exceptional grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog from their workbook “Stewardship of Wealth”.