Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Step 5 Toward Financial Freedom

Step 5 – Enjoy What You Have

Ecclesiastes 6:9 “Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless; it is like chasing the wind.”

Hebrews 13:5 reinforces what Solomon says, “Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have.”

If we are not satisfied with what we have, we need to ask the deep question, “Why?” and be honest with the answer. We are told not only to be satisfied with what we have, but to enjoy it. Are you enjoying what you have?

When our yearnings exceed our earnings and we try to fill that gap by being overextended financially, we become over-busy, head toward burn out, and take on the absentee parent syndrome - buying stuff for our family instead of giving them ourselves. They would much rather have us than have the toys.

Do you really want financial freedom? Follow the five steps listed in the previous posts in order1) Keep good records. 2) Plan your spending. 3) Save for the future. 4) Return 10% to God. 5) Enjoy what you have.

Celebrate your progress on the journey to financial freedom. Follow God’s Word and you will please Him by the way you handle your money.

Making it my goal to please Him ~ Bob


  1. Thank you for a very interesting series on money. It was good to hear a biblical worldview, instead of what we are bombarded with in our culture.

  2. Thank you. It is always neat to see that God's Word is relevant in every age. We will continue to bring other series from the Scripture that deal with real life topics from God's perscpective.

  3. I'd like to add a # 6 towards financial freedom. Listen for God's direction when you see something you know will bless someone, or know of someone's need for food or money. It doesn't have to cost much. God will direct the amount. It's the best gift in the world to give. It's honoring God. Not for thanks to us but thanks to God for speaking to us and using us.

  4. Thanks Joann - how many times over we are blessed when we have the privilege of blessing others with that which God has allowed us to handle. As we quietly listen, we can hear His gently soft voice.


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