More and more people are losing their jobs lately. This includes folks that have been secure with their company for many years. This suffering economy has affected a lot of people. No one is safe from it! You could be next!
If you, by chance, happen to be part of the millions that have currently found yourself unemployed, there is hope! I know that sounds like a strange thing to say considering your world has been turned upside down. Hope? What is that? Right?
Understand something for a moment. We have been depending on money and its security for a very long time. We rely on it and work hard to have it with hopes of paving a golden road to a prosperous future. But, folks it ain’t happening. As we can already see.
How are you going to survive?
If you believe in God’s Word, you will see where God warned us about money and how we should never put it as our number one priority in life.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. - Matthew 6: 24
God has to be Number One. If you’re a Christian today, this means making sure you are serving Him. This could be making some lifestyle changes that puts God first. This could mean reading your Bible again, praying again, going to church again, walking the walk that you started in the beginning when you first got saved, and maybe a combination of all of these.
Now, if you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will have to be saved first. If you have never prayed to Jesus and asked for forgiveness of your sins and asked Him to come into your life, now would be a great time to do so. You want to survive, don’t you? Do it today so that these survival tips will make sense to you.
Survival Tip #1
You will need to know what God promises us as His children when it comes to His provision for us. That’s right! He promises that He will provide for our needs.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4: 19
Regardless of what you think is going on in your life or how bad things may look, He says that He will provide for you and protect you. I am not going to list for you all of His promises. I am going to leave it up to you to find them. This will help you to seek Him and discover the things He wants to share with you.
Survival Tip #2
Praying every day is the way of talking with God about your financial problem. He is your Father in Heaven and is waiting to hear from you. He is also a great Accountant. Let Him know the financials – give Him the report. The same God that fed the thousands with a few fish and some bread can do wonders with your financial status. Give it to Him. The key is talking to Him about it.
Survival Tip #3
God hears your prayers and will answer them. Believe that He will and expect changes to begin taking place. Be aware that He may not answer the way you anticipate. He may decide to restructure your finances. This could mean getting rid of things that you don’t need. To survive could mean a change in your lifestyle. Allow Him to do His perfect work. Just know He’s listening.
Survival Tip #4
Learn to be happy with what you have. Being unemployed, you are going to be given some time to look around and appreciate things. Learn to do it because God may delay His blessings on you until you become satisfied with what you have already. You may discover some new blessings that went unnoticed.
Survival Tip #5
Learn to be patient and try not to complain. God does things in His timing – not ours. In the beginning, He may answer prayers quickly. Later, He may decide to take a little while longer. This will build your faith in Him. He will be using this opportunity to let you know who He really is. Complaining will make matters worse, so don’t even go there.
These are just some of the tips that I could come up with. I have been going through the financial survival game, too. I can testify to the fact that God supplies our needs and that He is faithful in keeping His promises. I have discovered a peace and happiness that I probably wouldn’t have found any other way. God is in control, folks, and loves us. He won’t let us down.
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