“Now listen you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live or do this or that.’ As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil.”  (James 4:13-16, NKJV)

As Christians we must pre-act so we aren’t forced to react. We need to “count the costs" before we launch into any venture that will commit our future earning power.

God Wants You To Experience Freedom

By now, some of you reading this article may be feeling pretty aweful. You're sweating about that next credit card payment, and you feel trapped. Know this above all else: God is on your side — He’s pulling for you. Remember, “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, 'I will never desert you, nor will I forsake you.'”  (Hebrews 13:5, NIV)

God does want His people set free from every form of bondage, including financial. Only then will we be at our best for others, ourselves, and the Kingdom work we’re here to do.

Steve Diggs presents the No Debt No Sweat! Christian Money Management
Seminar at churches and other venues nationwide. Visit Steve on the Web at  www.stevediggs.com or call 615-834-3063. The author of several books, today Steve serves as a minister for the Antioch Church of Christ in Nashville. For 25 years he was President of the Franklin Group, Inc. Steve and Bonnie have four children whom they have home schooled. The family lives in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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