Trusting God with my financial situation is not easy.
As a single mother who lives paycheck to paycheck, it’s hard to trust God with money. I’ve also made some foolish decisions and because of them, I am behind on bills. Still, God is calling me higher and I want to share this journey with you from now till September.
I am super behind on rent and my car payment, but I know God is calling me to be obedient to his word. It will be through my obedience that my financial situation will change. By setting up recurring payments with my church to take out my tithes every time I get paid is my first step.
Tithing wasn’t something that I was doing before because I have bills. Not only that, but I was treating myself and spending it on other things. Then one day I had less than $20 to my name and it dawned on me that I could lose my home and my car because of my lack of responsibility with money. I talked to the necessary people and agencies and because of God’s grace, I still have a place to call home and I still have a car to drive. However, it was through this kind of fear that encouraged me to get my act together.
I have created an extended budget that covers the span of June, July, and August and if I stick to my budget, I should be all caught up and on my way to financial freedom by September.
That is the plan.
I am solely trusting in God’s word found in:
- Luke 6:38, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
- Malachi 3:8, ” Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me! “But you ask, ‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?’ “You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me.”
I plan to obey God and give him his tithes and offerings. In return, I expect to be blessed. I also plan to keep a budget and spend less and save more. Next month I will let you know how I did this past month.