Human beings like to be in control. We like to know exactly what is going on, and if things don’t go according to plan, our usual first reaction is to panic. This can definitely be said of our financial life, where we have the most say over what we study, whether we should consider further study, what field we choose to go into, and consequently, who we become.
We can put a lot of pressure on ourselves. After all, we just want the best for ourselves. But there’s Someone else who wants the best for us even more than we do, and that is God.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
God – knowing what is best for us – could prompt us to go in a different direction in our finances, taking a risk we are not willing to take. But if His thoughts are to give us a future and a hope, then what would be the problem in following His direction? The fear of coming out of our comfort zone.
We think we are in control whilst in our comfort zone. We feel safe in that bubble, but the truth is that the comfort zone isn’t actually comfortable. You may have a 9-5 job but only be making ends meet. You could be studying to be a doctor because it’s a successful field, but may only be doing so because it was your parents decision and you don’t actually enjoy it. God could be inspiring you to start your own business or to do something you have never done before; the thought plagues you because God is the One who put it there, but fear keeps you from taking that step.
God is omnipresent, but He is not present in your comfort zone. Why not let Him take the reins, especially since He has always had your best interests at heart? Learn how to do this by attending the Monday Financial Independence Meetings, where you will always be given practical advice based on the words of the One whose thoughts are to give you a future and a hope.
Meeting: Financial Independence Meetings
Day and time: Mondays at 7.30pm (also at 7am, 10am and 3pm)
Location: At your local UCKG HelpCentre