NEXT 2023 – Financially Free to Follow
There is a big difference between your STANDARD of LIVING and QUALITY of LIFE.
Creating margin financially may lower your STANDARD of LIVING, but will raise your QUALITY of LIFE.
Luke 12:15 (NIV)
“Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” – Jesus
We all live in one of three places in regard to our finances:
- Spend LESS THAN you make.
- Spend WHAT you make.
- Spend MORE THAN you make.
When we SPEND more than we MAKE we become SLAVES.
Proverbs 22:7b (NIV)
The borrower is slave to the lender.
Luke 16:13 (NLT)
“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” – Jesus
Luke 16:14-15 (NLT)
The Pharisees, who dearly loved their money, heard all this and scoffed at him. 15 Then he said to them, “You like to appear righteous in public, but God knows your hearts. What this world honors is detestable in the sight of God.
MONEY becomes our MASTER when we SPEND our way into SLAVERY.
When we live ENSLAVED to money, we can’t FOLLOW Jesus.
Practical Steps to Financial FREEDOM so you can FOLLOW Jesus:
- Decide to get FREE.
- Pick a PERCENTAGE.
- TRACK your spending.
- CUT your spending.
- DESTROY your debt.
Matthew 6:21 (NLT)
Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
TRUST God and put Him FIRST in your FINANCES.