Ok.. it's confession time.
I have a hard time handling money.
I always have.
Part of it is, I don't tell my children no enough. The other part is buying food is quicker than cooking some nights when I'm busy.
I have a budget written out all the way until next May.
Now, I need to stick to it!
God has blessed me with everything I need. My job is amazing and it helps bring in extra income.I have child support and alimony (for now), and without it we couldn't pay the bills.
I know that God wants us to be good stewards of what He gives us. I am reminded of several stories in the Bible that have to do with money. I found a few Scriptures to share with you. I am working on this within myself.
Ecclesiastes 5:10 says, "Whoever loves money, never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless."
Romans 13:8 says, "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law." (I have a Dave Ramsey shirt with this Scripture on it.)
Here is an awesome one!! Hebrews 13:5 says, "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you or forsake you."
I think God is trying to tell us in that verse to trust Him with our money. As well as all of our lives, because He loves us and He is always here to watch over us.
Is this something you struggle with? I would love to hear any tips on how to wrap my brain around sticking with this. I am too old to keep messing up. I am trying though, and honoring God with everything I have. That's worth something, I'm sure.