It's been a while since I actually decided to sit down and write a blog post versus just posting a video on my blog.
I think sometimes people read faster than watching a video.
As I am writing I may be a bit all over the place however I'll make sure I bring it back home to make sense.
Over the past few days and weeks I've been sensing God has been dealing with me about debt and getting rid of it. In my heart of hearts I want to truly be ready for when the massive financial overflow manifests itself.
What I've realized and I'e been guilty of this as well, is that we pray to God for more money and chances. We think when we make more money that we'll be able to handle all the debt that we have.
That's not true at all.
He says if we are faithful over a few things He'll make us ruler over many.
If we are wise with the money we have now, no matter the size, then we are proving to Him that we can handle the overflow.
Many of us pray for overflow but don't have the wisdom to handle the trickle that we have now.
So I made a decision, after praying and asking for forgiveness, to be faithful with what I have now. I know that since I am a king - priest in the marketplace, then I MUST represent Almighty God in every area of my life.
I have to live what I am preaching.
I know this year is a breakthrough year for me in business. When I say breakthrough I mean earning in the millions.
But if my actions show I am not ready then it'll destroy me.
If I am not allocating my funds correctly, paying myself a certain percentage/amount from my business, paying taxes quarterly, re-inveting at least 20% back into my business for advertising, paying off debt, and saving...
Then why should I ask God for increase?
Why should you if you're not handling your responsibilities right now?
After looking at the last 7years of my life, which I made great progress in, I saw how much further I have to go. 7 years ago I took Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University.
I know about the envelope method. I know about the debt snowball.
But just because we know something doesn't mean we'll do better.
After seeing how disciplined I was with my last 10 weeks doing T25 workout, I knew that I could do anything. Sounds odd coming from a guy that is so consistent and persistent in business right?!
Yeah I know.
Sometimes you can have blinders on in one area but be all over the place in others.
Anyway, after tired of being in a holding pattern (like airplanes do when they can't land), I made a firm decision to get control of my finances and run my business and financial life the way God wants me to so He can get glory.
I subscribed to Dave Ramseys, Grant Cardone, and Suzie Ormans podcast.
I have financial books from David Bach and Dave Ramsey that I'm going to read through. Check out the pic from Instragram below that I posted a few days ago.
I have a financial course I paid $2,000 in that I'll be revisiting as well. This was from a previous business called Wealth Masters International.
I've cut out eating out and spending on the unnecessary.
I sat down last night, pulled my credit report and scores, and totaled how much debt I have to pay off. In all I'm looking at eliminating right at $30,000 in debt.
Most of my debt came from when I quit my job back in 2004 to do my Primerica business. I fell behind, got a car repoed amongst other things. I'm thankful I don't have any student loans :).
I'm believing God that now that I am SHOWING Him and not just telling Him I am serious about running my financial life and business His way...
That He will begin to move heaven on my behalf and this debt will be gone in 2 months.
Yep 2 months.
You can believe me or not. That's not what's at stake. What's at stake is my freedom. I won't be a slave to the lender anymore. I am free.
I am free to do as God wants me. To sow into whoever's life as He leads me without being concerned about paying a bill.
This is my declaration of faith.
I'm not listening to the middle class any longer. My mentors are those that earn 7+ figures per year and doing it the right way.
That's all I have for now.
I hope it was able to shed light on what you need to fix as well.