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Managing Family Finance

Accumulation of information without utilizing it will end in deformation; stop accumulating information that you are not putting into use. Ensure that you utilize whatever information you acquire to build yourself up.

Matt.7:24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

Hence, there is no wisdom in reading this blog and not implementing what you have read to better your life.

Lack of financial wisdom is the major source of family conflict. Many families have been stressed, frustrated, pressured and even traumatized because of financial problems like school fees, house rent and day-to-day family bills.

Money problem cannot be solved through prayer and fasting; it can only be solved through the wisdom of God.

Luke 4:18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

You need financial knowledge to grow a steady and stable family.

1Cor. 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Prayer is no substitute for planning. Plan your expenditure. Do not allow things to weigh you down; go for only what you can afford per time. Life is in phases; men are in sizes. A time will come when those things will mean nothing to you; don’t live your life as if you want to die quick; why over-stress your life?

Don’t try to compare yourself with anybody. Some families have travelled abroad for summer with money that is enough to build a house of their own. How can you be using four cars while living in a rented house? Your car is even more expensive than your landlord’s; that is why he increases the rent every year. The car you parked in his house is enough for him to increase your house rent. Live your size and avoid impulse buying. Plan your budget.

For every marriage that must make progress; you must be willing to change. Once you are willing to change, your marriage is bound to be peaceful and make progress. When you refuse to change, you cannot make progress in marriage. There is no advice or teaching that can make a family to go forward except the couple is ready to change. Change is the only way to make progress; if you don’t change, you will remain in chains. Change is the proof that you are growing; if you are not changing, you are not growing.

God bless you

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