Here are four quick tips to sticking with a budget…
- Write it down | There is so much power in this!!! You have got to get it down on paper (use a household budgeting spreadsheet if you must). You need to TELL your money where it will go. You control your money, don’t let it control you. If you are not sure who is in charge, then it probably isn’t you. Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. habakkuk 2.2
- Eliminate temptations | Recovering alcoholics should not hang out in bars. The temptation is too strong. It is just foolish. The same applies to someone who is trying to break the habit of overspending. You shouldn’t hang out at the mall, Home Depot, or wherever you get tempted. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts. Romans 13.14
- Think long-term | It will not happen overnight, but it WILL happen if you do not quit. Get motivated by your thoughts of how peaceful it will be to have your financial life organized. Allow yourself to dream and imagine how good it will be. When circumstances make you feel like it is too difficult or that it will never get any better, remember: All this assembly may know that the LORD does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the LORD’S… 1 Samuel 17.47
- Reward yourself | This was a must for me. Without incentives or rewards I have a hard time succeeding. Rewards help to keep us motivated! So, set little goals for yourself and celebrate those milestones. They are a big deal, do not underestimate them! Considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward. Hebrews 11.26
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