Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for. Marian Wright Edelman

Every successful person begin with two mindsets. The future can be better and I have the power to choose.

If you are really ready to become a better steward of your wealth you must be willing to go through the process of increasing your financial IQ. It’s been said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over, expecting a different result”.

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Ardella and I are encouraging meaningful others to manage their money wisely by facilitating Financial Empowerment Sessions. Ardella and I personally were able to pay off over $70,000 of debt in 48 months by learning to use the debt snowball. We experience a three-step process of becoming dedicated, disciplined and diligent in order to receive our financial deliverance from the bondage of debt.

Tough  times don’t last, Tough People do. You Must Go Through the Process

The first step was becoming dedicated in desiring to get out of the bondage of debt. We made becoming debt free a priority in our prayer life. We asked God to renew our hearts and minds so the we could have a desire to live debt free.

The second step was disciplining our money habits, we give our money a mission. We began spending our money on paper, on purpose before the month begin by making a cash flow plan and using the debt snow ball.

The third step was diligence in working our financial plan. It took us 48 months of faithful diligence, discipline and dedication before we begin to experience deliverance from financial bondage. The journey out of this mess didn’t happen over night and neither was the trip into it.

Resilience is knowing you have the power and ability to keep moving forward. 

We thank God for answering our prayers and bringing us to this place of deliverance and healing. There are many married couples who cannot agree on how to handle their money who argue with one another, manipulate one another or just avoid one another. Unfortunately, many of these couples end up corrupting their marriage because of money.

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Practicing biblical principles for handling money has empowered us financially and spiritually. We have no desire to spend money in order to prove to the world we have arrived. More importantly we are free to serve and give to God cheerfully without the financially bondage of debt in our lives. There is financial peace in our home. We are able to leave our family a legacy of love, peace, and prosperity.

You’re personally invited! Tuesday 6:30pm August 16th for the Community Action Partnership Financial Empowerment workshop in Huntsville, Alabama. Our Stewardshipof Team will share tips for creating generation wealth.  For more information contact Tony Pitts 256-704-1641

Prayer of Blessing: Lord, Thank you for empowering us with resilience.

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 financial & benefit risk manager with Hundley Batts & Associates Insurance Agency  and co-founder of 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 nine exceptional grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog from their workbook “Stewardship of Wealth”.

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