Spiritual Resistance-  Much like what happens with physical brain resistance, your spirit, and the enemy that can reside therein, may try to convince you that it’s too hard, you’ll never make it, or you’re not worthy to live a debt free life.  Much like the physical battle in your brain I talked about above, the battle in your spirit can be just as difficult.

Solution:  Stay close to God in prayer.  He wants you to live a life free from financial struggle, and the closer you stay to Him and follow His way of doing things, the better you’ll be able to overcome any kind of resistance that comes your way.  Any time you attempt to make your life better, change habits, or overcome adversity, there will always be resistance.  Whether it be internal or external, you have to recognize that resistance WILL come and that there is always a way to overcome it.

As they say, “Nothing good comes easy”

When I think about overcoming obstacles, I like to think about the Biblical story of Jacob and his struggle at the stream of Jabbok (Genesis 32:22-29).

Jacob was leaving a bad situation for the land that God promised him, but before he could cross over, he met with resistance, wrestling with a man throughout the night, never giving up.  After his struggle was complete, he was allowed to cross over.  God changed his name forever to Israel, and he became great.

You can do it too!

Overcome the resistance!

Have you encountered any resistance while trying to improve your finances?

Article originally published on Celebrating Financial Freedom. Used with permission.

Dr. Jason Cabler is a Christian personal finance blogger, author, and speaker.  He teaches how to get out of debt and live a debt free lifestyle through his Celebrating Financial Freedom blog and self study course.  His new book How to Budget- The Quick and Easy Guide to Making a Budget That Works is now available.  He can be reached for interviews or  speaking engagements by email (jasoncabler@cfinancialfreedom.com) and can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Google +.

Publication date: December 26, 2012