{Week 1, Journey to Financial Freedom, Part 1}


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Previously, I shared with you my quest to find financial freedom. Part of diving into this very scary area of my life involves surrendering to God’s truth about money and possessions. My husband and I married at 24 years of age, neither of us having obtained any good and useful information regarding how to handle our finances. Needless to say, the first 5 years of our marriage proved to be quite difficult.

I can honestly say, if it wasn’t for God, I’m not sure what would have been of us. It’s very hard to come into a new marriage and come head on with financial struggles. From an unexpected pregnancy to a total loss automobile accident, to numerous layoffs, to hospital bills, to a house fire- time and time again, we found ourselves up against the wall.

The past 6 years of marriage have taught me that at any moment, life as I know it, can change. Because of this, I have learned the one thing I can depend on, the one thing that is constant and never changes, is God. That alone has given me hope and strength to face life when life had nothing but difficulties to offer me. Knowing God is Sovereign and that He is in control of all things gives me peace.

And so, here I am, {In Pursuit} of financial freedom. God has amazing plans for my life. How do I know this? Because the Bible says so. I want our family to be in a position where we can advance the Kingdom of God. We are blessed so that we may be a blessing to others.

Photo credit: Crown Financial Ministries

My husband and I have begun The Crown  Biblical Financial Study. You can purchase the couples’ set for $55.00 and the single set for  $45.00. I wish we had someone teaching us the things we are now learning. We would have saved ourselves so many headaches and sleepless nights. That is why I am sharing with you this part of my journey. Hopefully some of what we learn along the way will motivate you to take a good look at where you are in your own journey towards financial freedom.

You don’t have to cringe every time the mail comes and you know the past due bills await your attention. You don’t have to fear your future. You don’t have to live a life of anxiety and worry because of your finances. If your way hasn’t worked, why not try God’s way?

I have to run now, but join me next week as I share with you some of the things we learned in our WEEK 1 study.

So how about you? Are you {In Pursuit} of financial freedom? Or maybe you’ve already worked at clearing debt, making a budget, or organizing your finances, what did you learn? What tips could you share that might work for us too? I’d love to hear from you!


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About Darlene Collazo

Daughter of the King. Wife. Mother. Writer. Encourager. Lover of words and all things creative. Fellow companion on this journey {In Pursuit} of the abundant life God has for us.

Posted on August 24, 2011, in BUDGETING, FINANCES, FINANCIAL FREEDOM, LIFE LESSONS and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. there is this free website called mint.com that is really great REALLY great to help you budget your money. when you get a chance check it out. It will ask you for your bank information but I can vouch for it being very secure.

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