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Saturday | May 14, 2022
Step 7 – SAVE
Roadblock #3 – Am I saving for the right reasons?
Earn all you can; save all you can; give all you can. – John Wesley
Americans are pretty good at the first two parts of Wesley’s quote. Our culture preaches that a good paycheck and a healthy savings account are all you need for success. But as Christians, we are called to live according to Kingdom culture. Kingdom people think in a way of generosity. That is why Wesley didn’t stop after the first two steps. He knew earning and saving were meaningless without giving.
There are two broad categories of savers. The first saves out of the fear of never having “enough”. There is no real purpose to saving other than to amass as much as possible. This group will often say, “I’ll be generous when …” They are essentially slaves to fear.
The second group is motivated by freedom. They save intentionally and purposefully and therefore choose not to live in fear. Because their money does not control them, they are free to practice generosity even as they save. They know the secret that John Wesley knew – it’s all about the giving.
Are you saving out of fear? Become more intentional with your saving and set some goals. Doing so will help you live with open hands and be available when God asks you to give. That is what it means to live according to Kingdom culture. And that is true freedom.
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