Updated: Jun 9
Before this pandemic occurred I was instructed to do specific things with my finances to prepare for what was to come... Little did I know I was going to be set up for the next 6 months and I'm going to share with you what was said...
Financial Strategy and wisdom....
#1 Rule(This is so important)
ALWAYS pay your tithes (10%) and offering to your local church. Remember it doesn't matter what they are using your funds for; you should simply give back to God what is due to him.
"And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him. Mark 12:17
Budget your expenses. Know how much money is going out and what is coming in. Keep receipts for 3 months to calculate what your patterns are and what's not really needed.
Always have three bank accounts. Solidify what accounts you want to divide your money in.
*** Strategy should be your focus. ***
- What are your three accounts? 1. Spending Account (Ex. Chase) 2. Bills account (Ex. Bank of America) 3. Savings Account (DO NOT CARRY THIS CARD IN YOUR WALLET AT ANYTIME UNLESS IT IS TO DEPOSIT. MONEY) (Wells Fargo) ***** When you feel confident enough get a home savings book to put money in every time you get paid.*****
Make it up in your mind that you are changing the way you handle money.
A made up mind to change is the key to success. Knowing what you want and why you want it will make you focus.
What is your why? Why do you do the things you do? Know and adjust!!!
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Decree and declare: I am great steward of my time, my money, and the resources God gives to me.
A great declaration to say every day is:
"I am a lender and not a borrower, I am the head and not the tail, I am above and not beneath." Deuteronomy 28:12-13 12 The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13 And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.
Know that this is the greatest time of your life and it takes a lot of focus, discipline and determination to have what you want.
Lastly and most importantly, take out the time to have a relationship with God. He gives us 24 hrs a day to do what you want. 2 hr Be thoughtful and reach out because he's accessible. He is accessible by reading your word and praying everyday. To pray is to speak to him like he's right in front of you because in celestrial spiritual terms he is. He knows what you need, when you need it, and how to get it to you. Trust God and trust the processes
of life. Change your mind, Change your life.
Believe YOU CAN DO THIS.