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What are the Basic Steps to Financial Freedom?

• Accept God’s provision for your family

     o Philippians 4:4-6, 11-12

     o 1 Timothy 6:7-8

• Stop loving the world

     o 1 John 2:15-16

• Make a plan (budget, etc.) Get rid of your credit cards

     o Proverbs 16:3

     o Proverbs 16:9

     o Proverbs 21:5

• Do not withhold from God your relationship, your love, or your tithe

     o Matthew 22:37-38

     o Leviticus 27:30

• Learn to sacrifice your desires. Patience!

     o Hebrews 6:11-12

     o James 1:4

• Get out of debt by stopping overspending

     o Proverbs 22:7

     o Romans 13:8

• Excel in your work. Give it your best effort

     o 1 Peter 4:11

• Begin repaying what you owe. Commit to never borrow again for anything except a home or something major that always goes up in value

     o Romans 13:8

• Get your eyes off your problems and onto God

     o Proverbs 23:4-5

• Follow God’s direction and principals for handling money

     o Proverbs 3:5-6

• Get and keep God’s correct attitude about money and people

     o Matthew 6:24

• Live below your means. Save, Save, Save!

     o Proverbs 21:20

• Use your money to bless others

     o 1 Timothy 6:18-19

George’s Tip: The One Easiest Thing to do for Financial Peace—Delay changing your standard of living when you get a raise or extra income

• Don’t be afraid to face your financial situations

• You must have a budget

• Stay out of debt

• Let compound interest help you

• Say no to credit cards

• Know your FICO score

• Start investing now—Must have 3 months’ salary saved in the bank

• You need more than car insurance and a will

• Be aware of prices—Shop prudently

• Your best investment is in yourself

What are Some of the Problems that Money Causes?

     Lack of money causes worry, financial bondage, marital discord, and can damage our witness. It can lead a person to steal and cheat.

An abundance of money can also cause worry about losing it, and a diversion from God and his purposes for your life.

Luke 8:14—Choked with cares, riches…

Luke 8:14

14 “And the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

How Can We Get a Release From The Problems of Money?

     Make God the King of your life and submit to His will, His direction and His principals for stewardship of money.

Get Smarter and Do Better

     Regardless of where you are financially, you have far more control over keeping the money that have than over the amount of money you will earn.