“Know your sheep by name; carefully attend to your flocks…and then, when the crops are in and the harvest is stored in the barns, you can knit sweaters from lambs’ wool, and sell your goats for a profit; there will be plenty of milk and meat to last your family through the winter” Proverbs 27:23-27, Message Bible.
There have been many occasions when I felt like I didn’t maximize the money that was put into my hands. Yet, the more I ruled over and planned the use of my money, the more I applied the financial wisdom I’d been given, the better my financial situation was, the more peace I had regarding my needs, and the less self-inflicted, unnecessary struggles I went through.
Many times lack occurs because we don’t apply the financial wisdom we already know. We have to ask ourselves how long will we keep experiencing the same self-inflicting struggles? How long will we keep living without ruling over our money? We rule over our money by planning our money. Is doesn’t seem spiritual at all, but it is very godly and wise. If you don’t rule over your money with your spirit, your flesh will use it and rule over you with it. Next thing you know you’re buying things and you don’t even know why. You’ll be spending based on how you feel, not because it was a part of a God-given plan on how to use it.
The more faithful you are with ruling over the money you have, the more God will bless what you have and with abundantly more. The more you’ll have to do the things you enjoy. When applied, this kind of wisdom carries you quickly to a wealthy place and a place of plenty, without even having the wealth to begin with. It will make your life as a believer more positioned to be a blessing.
Prayer: God, You are not only God over my life, but over my money too. Teach me on how to submit to Your counsel over the money You bless me with. I am a man that rules over my money. I declare no more self-inflicted struggles due to not having a plan. Be glorified through me to the world and use my stewardship as light of godliness and contentment. Cause my bank account to be full so I can help someone in need and I can properly do the things I enjoy. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Proverbs 13:11; 21:5, 20, Malachi 3:10, Colossians 3:23