I am so excited to be in the finishing stages of our book, Living Beyond Richwhich is due out in June 2012. I am hopeful the book wil
l give hope and inspiration to many.
In Living Beyond Rich, I tell our own story of how our finance journey started due to an emergency that found its way into our life. At the time, we questioned, why is this emergency happening to us?
Do you ever find yourself asking yourself, “why do emergencies strike our lives”?
The following is taken out of Living Beyond Rich:
Pastor Bob Merritt, author of When Life Isn’t Working, put emergencies in perspective when he talked about the hills and valleys in our lifetime. It centered on a bible verse that refers to “WHEN trouble comes our way” NOT “IF trouble comes our way.” He went on to clarify that God never promised that we wouldn’t have troubles, instead God clearly stated that WHEN trouble comes our way to rely on Him.
What? We must have skipped over that part in the bible. We thought if we were faithful followers, prayed for money fixes, and did good things when we could avoid pain in our lives…wasn’t that right?
He illustrated the three phases in EVERYONE’S path when it comes to storms in our lives. He summed it up wonderfully simply by stating the following is true for all of us:
- We were either getting ready to head into a storm.
- We were in a storm.
- We were coming out of a storm.
What an incredible illustration of what the daily struggles in life really look like. Instead of expecting emergencies, we had felt cheated when emergencies came our way.
When we look back, we realize we had been living our financial life reactively instead of proactively. We weren’t looking for storms…we were counting on constant sunshine.
Having gone through this experience, our perspectives have certainly been changed when it comes to realizing that getting our lives in order today, will help us tomorrow.
While getting one’s finances in order doesn’t prevent emergencies from striking our lives, it certainly mitigates the frequency of emergencies.
It is hard to put into words how much more peaceful and joyful our lives are today compared to 3 years ago. The weight of paying off over $146,0000 worth of debt and paying cash for over $30,000 worth of medical related expenses is absolutely freeing.
If you are struggling or know someone that is struggling with finances today, please know that there is hope. With faith, perseverance and a plan to action, we can ALL do extraordinary things in life and that includes getting our finances in order.
What actions are you taking today to help mitigate emergencies tomorrow?
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