My increase tomorrow is in my habits today.
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”
- Luke 16:10 (New Living Translation)
Been revisiting old Dr. Myles Munroe sermons lately and in one of them he was discussing the importance of management to God. In a nutshell, he stated how God is not going to bless you with a lot when you don’t manage the little you have well. That would be poor management on His part. This has always been a principle I’ve believed in strongly but, because my poor money management skills have recently come to light 😅, it now hits home like never before. While I’ve been over here believing & building systems for a $20k launch, God’s been over here looking at me like “$20kaaaaaaaaaay????!”
I’m not going to bless you with $20k when you can’t manage $20.
Looking at everything from my credit card debt to even small financial decisions I made just yesterday, it’s apparent that I’ve built a habit of poor financial management. And God’s just not going to reward that. Why would He positively reinforce bad habits? In the spirit of our scripture this week, if you have bad habits now, they’re not going to magically disappear when you’re given more to manage. They’ll only amplify. I know this isn’t a new concept, but I pray that you hear it with fresh ears today:
Stop praying for stuff you’re not willing to build the discipline to receive.
How many things has God blocked in your life because He’s waiting on you to build the habits necessary to sustain them? And what’s worse is we (read: I 🙋🏾♀️) get discouraged when our prayers don’t come to pass in our desired timeline when really we should be thankful God’s unyielding, Fatherly love was protecting us. I know it seems like a huge lump sum or breakthrough would be so awesome right now but God is more interested in solving your internal deficiencies first.
I know you feel called to be a millionaire, but it’s not going to happen if you keep making a million bad financial decisions.
If this was a word for you, let me reiterate that your increase tomorrow is in the habits you’re forming today. It’s time to let go of the mindset that making more money or receiving a huge lump sum will solve all your financial woes, and instead, embrace the fact that it’s the tiny decisions you make every day that will produce the results you seek. Prove to God (and yourself) that you can be a good steward with your little so that you can confidently take hold of the much He has waiting for you.
Still hungry? Eat some more //
Matthew 25:23→ Let's strive to hear God say this about our money management before the year is out! (and then let's keep that same energy in 2020)