Financial Blessings: Five Surprising Ways God Makes Your Life Great
Blessing isn’t all about your bank account. God has blessed your finances in ways you may not even realize.
No matter how difficult your circumstances may seem, your life is full of financial blessings. You just have to learn how to seem them.
It’s easy to get stressed out about money, especially if you’re going through tight times. But when you consider how many luxuries we take for granted today, it’s easy to see that God has filled your life with financial blessings.
Being thankful is a critical part of walking in financial freedom. To help grow thankfulness in your heart, try appreciating some of the small things that can have big impacts on our financial lives.When you consider how many luxuries we take for granted today, it's easy to see that God has filled your life with financial blessings. tweet this!
So, what are we thankful for? Here are five surprising financial blessings you wouldn’t want to live without.
America has always been the Land of Opportunity, and today that might be more true than ever. Just ask the thousands of people who come into our country from abroad each year.
In the United States, we have an incredible wealth of financial opportunity. Career opportunities are abundant. Americans can pursue any profession they want. Most of us even change careers several times over the course of our lives.There's no lack of opportunity to succeed today. The question is this: What will you do with the opportunities you've been given? tweet this!
We also have many other kinds of opportunities. There are hundreds of thousands of opportunities to change the world by giving, and millions of ways to use your money to buy things you enjoy.
There’s no lack of opportunity to succeed today. The question is this: What will you do with the opportunities you’ve been given?
If you were born after 1990, you may have a hard time imagining a world in which information wasn’t quickly available whenever you wanted it. Those of us who grew up in the analog age, though, remember going to the library and searching through stacks of books to find the information we needed.
What does this have to do with your money? Well, there’s a wealth of information on smart financial strategy available today. Much of it, like this site, is available instantly and free of charge.
Whether you want to learn about the best ways to pay off debt, find a new job to increase your income or figure out how to invest for your retirement, it’s never been easier to find quality financial advice. And there are more great financial teachers, coaches and bloggers out there than ever before.
Today’s technology has made managing your money much easier and more convenient than it used to be.
When I was a kid in the ’80s and ’90s, my dad would spend several hours each weekend “working on bills.” Now 20 years later, I can use technology to do the same things in a matter of minutes.Technology has removed all of the barriers to smart financial management. tweet this!
Auto-pay, direct deposit and electronic fund transfers have made the physical act of paying bills much easier. Websites and phone apps allow you to build a detailed personal budget and connect it to your bank account to track your financial progress in real time.
Technology has removed all of the barriers to disciplined smart management. Whatever it is you want to do, there is a tech tool to make it quick and easy.
4) Divine Direction
Even with all the tools and conveniences we have today, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by our finances. Fortunately, we don’t have to fend for ourselves. God gives us detailed instructions about what to do with our money in the Bible. And His direction is one of the biggest financial blessings you could ever have.
The Bible has more to say about money than almost any other subject, mentioning it more than 2,000 times in the Old and New Testaments. If you study what the Bible says, you’ll find a whole lot of wisdom that can help you live in financial freedom.
God has a plan for your life, and He also has a plan for your finances. I call it God’s Master Plan for your money. He wants you to provide for your family, practice generosity and prepare for the future. And when you’ve done all those things, He wants you to have some fun with what’s leftover.
5) Financial Freedom
If you take advantage of the opportunities, information and technology available to you, and use God’s wisdom to make decisions about your financial life, you’ll soon arrive at a beautiful destination: Financial freedom.
Financial freedom doesn’t necessarily mean you’re rich. It means that you’re not a slave to money. You’re not in bondage to debt, plagued by worry or obsessed with comparing yourself to others.
When you live in financial freedom, you can give freely. You can enjoy your money guilt-free because you know you’re making smart decisions. And you can sleep more easily at night because you’re worrying about money.Financial freedom doesn't necessarily mean you're rich. It means that you're not a slave to money. tweet this!
Financial freedom means making your money serve you, instead of you serving money. God has given you plenty of financial blessings to begin living this way. What’s holding you back?
Living in Blessing Together
Financial freedom is a journey you take one step at a time. And like any journey, you’ll go farther and faster if you’re walking with friends.
If you want to enjoy the life of freedom and blessing that God made you for, join me and a community of other people in our Facebook group, FINANCIAL FREEDOM. Every day, we share insightful articles, encouraging photos and personal stories to help you stay focused and engaged on your journey to freedom.
This group is a great place to interact with me and ask me questions. When you join, you can also learn from other people’s stories, share your own experiences and grow in your faith.
Join us today to accelerate your own journey to freedom!