In your financial journey, you might feel like you are drowning and that there is no help.  I encourage you to refuse to drown.  Help is always in clear view; take the time to survey your surroundings.  Keep focused even when it seems like undercurrents are pulling you down.  The busyness of life with the children’s schedule, ministry, college studies, work, job losses, loss of a loved one, or sickness could take priority over financial matters.

Here are some financial survival tips that could be helpful:

Don’t be afraid to ask for help – Envision yourself in the ocean being circled by sharks and someone throwing out a survival ring to rescue you.  What would you do?  Probably take hold of the ring, correct?  Lay aside your pride and, above all, forget what others think and ask for help.

Refuse to go under – Decide against merely existing in your current situation, allowing your finances to weigh you down.  If you do not see a way out, create one.  Rise and push back!  Cause change to happen.

Participate in your own rescue – You must do something to save yourself.  If what you are doing is not working, do something different.  I suggest that you consult with a trusted financial counselor or adviser.  Make sure that you have a posture of being coachable and teachable.

Get in the boatGet focused, take hold of the survival ring and get in the boat.  In short, implement a strategy to survive!  Surround yourself with positive people who will encourage you to survive and go in the direction you aspire to go.  Make the necessary changes, using the advice of your counsel that will enable you to manage your finances well.  Remember, refuse to drown!  Be determined to survive!

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Please feel free to leave a comment.  I would love to hear your survival plans.


Christine Roebuck, CEO