Can you imagine your life if you did not have any financial pressure? What would that mean for you, your profession, your relationships, your marriage, your family, and generations to come? Please give yourself a moment to imagine such a scenario for just a few seconds. Can you see the joy, peace, and freedom? I certainly hope so. In order to realize the financial peace and freedom you saw, exercising your faith in the Lord and changing your focus to build an enduring financial legacy is required.
Pursuing first things first, you have to seek God and His kingdom.
In other words, you need to be about your Father’s business. If you read the following passage of scripture (Matthew 6:25-34), you will see how God provides for creation and how valuable we are because we are made in His image. Our Father knows everything that we need. The provision will be there because He promised us so and He is not a man that He should lie. So the question is what do we do with the provision? As I shared in a previous post on stewardship, we have to manage what we have to be blessed with more.
Experiencing a life without financial pressure also requires you to change your focus. You start to focus less on what financial freedom means to you and think more about what it means for your legacy. For example, we have been saving for college for our three daughters. We have no assurances that any of our daughters will attend college. Yet, we are preparing so they can avoid significant debt and begin their adult lives financially free. The Word tells us that the borrower is a servant to the lender.
We strongly desire as much freedom as possible for our children and future grandchildren. We want them to realize their dreams in accordance with the will and plans of God. Your legacy goes beyond leaving behind money in bank accounts, annuities, real estate, and investments funds.
Hopefully, you start to see the impact financial freedom can have on your marriage, your kids, your relationships, and others. Wealth is not just money, but also encompasses relationships with God, family, friends and community. We have to realize that having financial peace is not solely about us. It also provides an opportunity to influence the financial health of our children and subsequent generations to come. Building an enduring financial legacy can begin with seeking the Lord and His righteousness first, serving others, and staying focused on our goals and the plans He has for us! It’s time to become financial pioneers for our immediate family and generations to come. Are you with me?
I would love to hear about your efforts and experiences blazing new financial trails for your family.