Plan and Control Spending
Since we all must ultimately give an account to God of our financial affairs, it makes sense to track our finances now. Just as it is important for me, a financial planner, to keep track of your money and how it’s being managed, it’s important for you to be aware and manage the resources God entrusted to you. Financial independence constructing a budget (tracking it regularly) as well as a long range plan. Your spending reflects your priorities; seek godly counsel, develop plans for today and tomorrow, then you too can make informed decisions when spending. Budgeting and planning enable the steward to keep and increase giving commitments, prepare for future needs, live within financial means (out of debt), and make timely payment of bills. Every successful company has a monthly budget and a long range plan; why not you?
Proverbs 27:23-24 “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.”
Proverbs 12:15 “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man is he who listens to counsel.”
Proverbs 15:22 “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed.”
Ephesians 5:15 “Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil.”