Faith is putting your complete trust in something or someone.  It doesn’t matter what your spiritual conviction is, faith means the same.  The question is, what or whom are you putting your complete trust in?  From a biblical standpoint, faith is having a strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.  The bible says that faith is the substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). 

     Faith and Finances seem to be rarely spoken of in the same sentence.  My view is that they both should be intertwined.  It is important to include your faith with every fiscal decision that you make.  Before you can see yourself debt free, faith is a necessity and you should consider whom and/or what you have faith in.  Faith seems to be exercised more when there is an illness, relationship problems, work related issues, grief-stricken periods in life etc.  In contrast, faith is generally least likely to be exercised where finances are concerned.  Trusting God with your finances, along with action, to make the necessary adjustments, are essential.  Some individuals keep this part of their lives off-limits when it comes to trusting God.  They feel that their way is the the solution to the problem, then ask God to bless their financial calamities.  Asking God for help should be the first choice; however, for some reason turns out to be the last choice. 

     My suggestion is to have faith in God with your finances and be selective about sharing your financial situations with friends and family; everyone cannot handle where you are on your journey.  Incorporate your faith with action and become the best student of your finances that you possibly can.  The truth of the matter is, to do the opposite, it will be nearly impossible for you to remain hopeful, determined or believe that you can make it through your financial struggles. 

Your comments are welcome and encouraged.  E-mail me at christineroebuck@livemylifedebtfree.com.

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