Our first few years of marriage we lived paycheck to paycheck, not really saving money, and not really understanding how to budget or save. We didn’t have much to save.
Struggles in Paradise
After meeting with financial advisors who had no idea why we weren’t making ends meet, I decided I needed to change and I started digging into what Jesus said about money. We left the island and moved into my parent’s basement and then our own rented home. I was on unemployment, my husband was working at a coffee shop and going to school. Things were beyond tight and while I’d stopped my crazy spending to a point, I still had work to do. It was around this time I’d been hearing a lot about manifestation and non-biblical mindset. Knowing there must be more to the story, I again turned to the Bible. Combined with our purchase of a house, an additional two kids, and my husband getting a better job, I set out to have some sort of control over our finances.
How was it that money could slip through our fingers so quickly! What the Bible says is that God is an abundant God, and that money is not an evil thing when used right. I started looking at how we thought about money and how we were using money and started to use the oil Abundance to help break through some of the mental blocks I had around money. I started examining my own money story from my childhood. What I found was freedom from the anxiety I carried around money when I learned to give our finances and money to Jesus in prayer and practical application. Reminding myself of biblical truths surrounding money has brought about better beliefs around money, while I work to dig us out of our cyclical debt.
My heart on this subject of money and biblical money mindset is to bring freedom to other women in this area. One way I’ve been doing this is to focus on the abundance of God and say affirmations around this area.
I’m inviting you to join our Abundance Challenge starting on May 20. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you the information. (If you aren’t a member of Young Living and want a roller of Abundance oil, I’ll send you one.)
Bad money mindset is no longer my story. Will it continue to be yours?