Quite some time ago I promised to keep it real on here, and I think I’ve done so to some extent, but it’s time for a big time transparent update because I believe that’s what God wants me to do right now.
If you’ve read our story (either in previous posts on this blog or in the e-book) then you know what my biggest struggle has been for quite some time – I live pretty anxious about finances. Crazy I know – coming from a guy who has been unbelievably blessed and helps other people get on track. But none of that means I am perfect or don’t experience setbacks that challenge my faith.
I could write a 5000 word report about all the reasons I’m feeling more pressure right now (business is wildly unpredictable, etc). But there’s really no good point to make there – that’s life. The lesson I’m learning (or being reminded of) is, that regardless of how bad financial circumstances get, God is still good and He will provide. Being overly-stressed about things doesn’t change that, and trying to carry that burden on my own takes away from the glory God gets when we keep our faith in Him.
So I’ve been surrendering all this to God and sharing it with others every chance I get. The money situation is tighter than it’s been in years and it does stress me out. At times I believe it is a spiritual attack trying to prevent us from fulfilling a giving commitment we felt lead to make. Just as there’s a God that loves us there’s an enemy that wants to destroy us.
Regardless of why things aren’t easy right now, my family and I will steward what we’ve been blessed with and keep our commitments. Whatever the results, we’re keeping our focus on God and our faith in His promises. So pray for us please.