DAY 2: FINANCE
Congratulations on completing Day 1! It may not feel like it, but yesterday mattered to your Oola fitness goals and your overall OolaLife more than you realize. You likely didn’t notice results in your physical body today, but you got your mind right and that is powerful. You told yourself you would do something positive for your health, and you followed through. Nice work!
Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, transforming your health and fitness will not happen overnight, but the step you took yesterday was vital. It was a statement step in the right direction.
Are you ready for today’s challenge? Let’s get to it:
DAY 2 - Today’s challenge is focused on personal finance. Finance is a word that will get some excited and cause others to cringe.
The Bible says, “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given.” – Matthew 25-29 NLT. So today we pose the question, have you been a good steward of your money? Even if it feels you have just a little, have you “used well what you’ve been given?”
We’ve all done it, but overspending is not being a good steward. Drowning in debt and serving payments instead of purpose isn’t honoring God’s purpose for your life. Are you giving and saving the way you know you should?
Today, we want you to identify 1 area to spend less and 1 way to bring in more money. Spending less than you make creates a positive cash flow gap, and by definition, is being a good steward of your money.
Looking for ways to spend less? Is Starbucks, credit cards spending, and Target part of your daily routine? Consider making your coffee or lunch at home. Calculate how much you would spend and set it aside. If you do this for the entire challenge then you can possibly pay a nice portion off your credit card debt, give to a local charity or church, or invest for your future.
How about ways to bring in more money? Closets and garages are places where money is laying around. Sell everything that you don’t use or need and take that money to “get caught up”, pay off debt, invest in your future or make the lives of others better. You may not be able to organize and launch a garage sale today, but can you sell one thing in the next 24 hours? We think you can. Looking for other ways to bring in more money? How about picking up an extra shift or start a side hustle. The point is to spend less, bring in more, create a Green Gap and become a responsible steward of the money you are blessed with and trust “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given.”
I come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Thank you God for all of the blessings you have given me. Help me to be a good steward of the things in my life. Lead, guide and direct me and my spending. Help me to realize who I am in you and have the confidence to not need to compete with others. Give me the discipline I need to make those decisions concerning money. Help me to have the abundant life you created so I can truly live and give the way you have designed me to.