Have you ever experienced stress and anxiety because you are dealing with a ton of problems and especially financial?
With the current state of affairs, it’s possible. You may have received a termination letter at your workplace or are encountering losses at your business (read no pocket money… hehe) and don’t know what to do. Worry plagues you every minute of the day. The constant pit in your stomach, the sleepless nights and perhaps not very pleasant reminders from several applications.
When money problems are a constant presence in our lives, it can be an all-consuming worry that robs us our peace. It can worry you to the extent that it affects your relationships and even your health. Indeed we all want to know how we avoid losing weight or looking all emaciated, overcome fear and worry about our situation and get back to the peace that we want.
The good news is, no matter how we got there, the first thing we should always do is to remember that God is bigger than any financial problem we may have and that He wants the very best in all areas of our life. Money is therefore not an exception.
There are a few things we need to do in order for God’s blessings to take effect in our lives.
- Have faith.
Sometimes faith (Hebrews 11:1) can be hard to come by. I mean how do we hope or even have evidence for that job or money we cannot see? But you know what, (Hebrews 13:5) God has promised that “never will I leave you nor forsake you.” We need to understand that God has the ability to change any situation around for our good. But we first have to truly believe that He can and will do it. Stick with that belief no matter how dire the situation gets.
2. Keep the right attitude.
If you expect God to intervene on your behalf you need not to whine or complain or pass on blames. Speak possibility and life into those money problems. Pessimism shows lack of faith and also what proceeds from the mouth is an indication of what’s in your heart.
3. Take action.
God rewards action. We will definitely not wait for money to fall from the sky, it just doesn’t work. Think of the next thing to do. Problems with finances don’t have to be permanent.
4. Be patient.
It is so easy to get discouraged and want to give up when things aren’t happening as quickly as we’d like but remember, God’s timing is always perfect. Just because we see little or no progress in our situation doesn’t mean he is not working on our behalf.
5. Stay in prayer.
Praying about our financial problems means staying connected. God wants us to be connected to Him at all times and in all situations. In John 15:1-8 Christ says, “if you abide in me; ask what you will and it will be done for you.” All He wants is for us to stay connected with Him.