In the last post, I said the reason people wondered why they didn’t have enough money was twofold: you don’t have a plan for your money and you are living above your means.Let’s address each one of these.For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him – Luke 14:28-29
The plan is creating and sticking to a Money Blueprint (MB). Just like when you build a home you have blueprints, so to when you deal with money do you need a blueprint. For your MB to work, first, you need a solid a foundation. We need to make God our foundation. Matthew 7:24-27 tells us to build our house on the rock. The rock is God.When we have Him as our foundation we can withstand storms. In our case, a solid foundation about money will help us weather financial storms. We also need to change our way of thinking. We currently say, “my home, my family, my job, my savings, etc.” However, we don’t own anything. God owns it all. “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” – Psalms 24:1
We are merely God’s stewards. A steward is a manager not an owner. As God’s stewards we are entrusted with what we call “mine” for only the short period of time that we are on this earth. When we die, God entrusts what we call “ours” to someone else.