Your Money: Yours to Manage
The financially confident woman knows that money is for managing first and spending second.
This isn’t just another reminder that “it’s all God’s money.” Of course, money does originate from God’s hand. However, practically speaking, he has put you in charge of a certain amount of it. In that sense, your money is your money to manage. And God expects you to use it well and not to abuse your responsibilities.
The Old Testament tells how the Israelites gave offerings to God out of the abundance he’d given them. Additionally, two-thirds of Jesus’ parables are about money and financial management.
In one of Jesus’ parables in the New Testament, he likened spiritual faithfulness to being a responsible manager or steward of funds (see Matthew 25:14 ñ 30). In this story, only two of three managers graduated from God’s Business School with their MBAs. (The other flunked out.)
One of the prerequisite “courses” in this prestigious university underlines the principle that money is for managing first and spending second. The difference between the two is the difference between the financially foolish and financially confident woman.
The foolish woman imagines having her own money means fine living and gratifying her indulgences.
In contrast, the financially confident woman recognizes God as the source of her money.
When we graduate from God’s Business School, we will have our MBA in Biblical financial principles -- rules to live by that honor us as intelligent women, who are respected managers of God’s money.
Would you describe yourself as a financially confident woman?