Walking In God’s Favor: I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] Philippians 4:13 AMP
The struggle is real, don’t judge people.
How serious are you about becoming the person God designed you to be? Many times you say words with your lips that are inconsistent with your actions. Why is there so often a disconnect between what you say and what you do?
The answer to this questions is not the same for everyone. For some, its just lip service, but for so many others it has sincerely been a struggle to do the things you know to do. Can you relate to Paul when he says in the bible “For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do.” Romans 7:19 (KJV)
Ardella and I journey out of financial bondage has been a long, tedious one and it stills continues. There have been times when we felt like we were treading water, making no progress at all. Then there times in which we would take one step forward and one or two steps backwards.
Prayer is the most important conversation of your day.
What is it, that motivates us to keep going, even when we could not see the light at the end of the tunnel? We have two answers for that question; prayer and bible promises.
Powerful conversations with God has given us strength, power, and wisdom to make tough decisions and change our lifestyle. Listening to God’s spirit has given us hope when we felt weak or discouraged. We remained faithful to bible promises even when it looked like it was impossible to remain faithful.
Wherever you are in your financial journey, find a bible promise that you can use for whatever situation you find yourself in. The bible contains over 3,000 promises concerning your financial victory and one has been tailor made for you at this moment in your life.
Invest in yourself, do the work, your time will come.
You have a God who is bigger than your problems. He knows the beginning and the end. He is personally concerned about your needs. How can you not succeed? There is no limit to what God can do the lives of faithful stewards.
When you begin to experience success and victory, be sure to recognize God from who all blessings flow. Resist the tendency to feel like you did it by yourself. Remember the words of Wernher von Braun ” I have learned to used the word impossible with the greatest caution.”
You are invited to visit our Financial Peace University Class Sunday 4:30pm September 29th at the main campus of the First Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Huntsville Alabama. You can be debt-free.
Prayer of blessings: Lord help us to stay faithful to You.
Michael J. Vance is the co-host of the podcast Better Husband Father Man hub for all things; parenting, marriage, and self-improvement. He is a financial & benefit risk manager with Hundley Batts & Associates Insurance Agency and the president of the Alabama Independent Insurance Agents Association 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 International Pathfinder Club a global organization empowered to teach life and leadership skills to young people. The Vances have been married well over 3 decades and share their lives with four adult children and ten exceptional grandchildren. They currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama and blog from their workbook “Stewardship of Wealth”.