This Week's Topic: Fight or Flight
Philippians 1:6 tells us that “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”. However human nature tends to opt for the ‘flight’ response in times of stress. Financially this shows up again and again with people doing just about anything to try to alleviate financial pressures. Selling assets or filing bankruptcy are the 2 extremes. When we walk with the Lord He has planted the seeds and laid out the path ahead of us so He knows where He’s taking us.
On our own we can tend to get stuck between wanting to fight and carry on and being afraid and wanting to run. A pastor friend of mine just recently explained this conundrum and how it renders us almost paralysed because we aren’t able to see clearly or make good decisions. This is where he went on to explain something he calls, the ‘wisdom / revelation graph’ where we require both knowledge and wisdom to make decisions to deal with the financial ‘mountains’ in our life.
This week on Financial Grace, we’re going to discuss this topic personally, as I have just experienced another disappointment that has caused me to press hard into the Word; reach out for prayer; dig deep for information; and pray hard for strength and wisdom to carry on the work that He has begun in me.
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