Happy Monday Friends!
So it’s never really a good day to talk about money, but today is as good as any!
We all have money goals, right?. To sum it all up – we want to be rich and not have to ask anyone for anything. And rightfully so! The Lord told us we would be lenders and not borrowers! It’s ok to want to be “rich”. But what classifies as rich REALLY?
Deuteronomy 28:12 The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
Somehow, we’ve been bamboozled. Lied to. Made a mockery of. Duped.
We’ve believed the lie and told ourselves that to get ahead, we must borrow. Swipe our credit cards. Go beyond our limits. Live beyond our means. Rob Peter to pay Paul – when we shouldn’t have had to borrow from either.
Proverbs 22:7 says The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Can’t get ahead ‘cause we’re constantly working to pay someone we owe!
SO. OVER. IT.
I was going to wait until 2019 but WHY?! I’ve been on this journey for quite some time now, and there’s no better time like the present to ramp up my intensity to become debt free and take control of my money. It’s time we ALL take control of our money, be strategic about our finances and get from under the shadows of debt!
Get ready for some serious money transparency from me. I’m going to talk about the amount of debt I have (like the ACTUAL amount…boo), the dumb decisions that got me there and what I’m doing now to get out. It’ll be a series called “Money Matters” because honestly it does. People love to “quote the bible” when they say money is the root of all evil, but 1 TImothy 6:10 says:
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
It’s not that we want money (or rather need it to function in this world). It’s the simple fact that some of us have a sickening LOVE for money that we’d do anything and go through anybody to get it.
I’m super excited about creating an open dialogue about money in the coming months because, let’s be real. It’s not a walk in the park. And my journey is going to be tedious. Nevertheless, I’m up for challenge and hope you’ll join me and encourage me in this!
All my Love, CJ