Live Within Your Means

Scripture says that the poor will always be with us, but it does not say that none of them will be Christians. If you’ve ever wondered, “I cannot understand why God has not made me rich yet,” we have no magic formulas but this one. Live within, not above, your income!

A friend of mine had purchased a couple of fine houses, but then sold them to pay off debts, only to get into debt all over again.

Cultivate the mindset that you will only borrow for absolute necessities.

Please understand this. You will never win the lottery, so quit spending money on tickets. Quit spending money as if you were about to win the lottery. God’s ways are not about windfall income like the lottery. His ways are about thriftiness, staying out of debt, working hard and serving Him. How does one get out of debt? Exactly the same way it was accumulated….one step at a time.

If you give a man a fish, you can feed him for a day. If you teach him to fish, you can feed him for life. The real help comes in changed attitudes that cause you to move from a lifestyle of debt to the freedom of being debt-free and becoming financially independent.

Your thoughts on this subject? Your comments appreciated!

Content © Rich Brott, 2011

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