Faith or Lack of Knowledge?
Lately I have been burdened by the level of financial stress amongst Christians in America. I'm specifically addressing America because this is the land of “opportunity”, “land of scholarship”, “government assistance” and various available resources to those who simply apply themselves. People in other countries do not have the vast opportunities we have. I have traveled to many different countries & continents where I have witnessed circumstances where the struggle is really real. There are many people in other countries who would do anything to come to the United States, just to attend school but unfortunately due to their residence or monetary restrictions they will never be able to.
What troubles me is people who don't take advantage of opportunity when it’s knocking at the door. There is a lack of initiative and a sense of complacency when it comes to many people I have talked too lately.
The ambition & effort to change simply isn’t there.
I don’t judge them, but I have to admit...I would like to understand. After thorough analyzation of this it all boils down to lack of knowledge. Some people say they are trusting in God when the truth is they just don't know what to do, so they continue to stay in a state of ignorance, instead of progressively educating themselves on how to overcome the things that keep them in bondage.
Finances have been on my heart HEAVY lately so I will give an example...I understand that someone who has grown up in a family who poorly manages their finances, can be uneducated on how to prevent the same patterns from happening in their life. Trust me, I can relate. My question is...
What does it take to get someone's attention to show them that the thing that ails them is a thing they can control?
Meaning, after your car gets repossessed, you deplete your savings and fail to live within your means, when will you feel inspired to educate yourself on preventing the same situation from happening again in the future? It’s okay to fail but at some point you have to take control of your life and be proactive rather than reactive. You have to open your eyes to the abundant resources around you. Get mentors, create a budget, research creative ways to acquire additional income. Its time to start aiming high and get out of your financial, spiritual & physical rut. You have no excuses living in America or any developed country.
One of the greatest powers we have is the power to change. The power to make different choices, the power to get a free library card and educate yourself.
If you are struggling in this area or have been stuck in a perpetual financial bind year after year, feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org regarding my private mentorship program that I created to help people get on track financially, spiritually, physical and mentally.
To your success,
Ashley “Empowers” Brown
“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” Proverbs 13:22
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