You're Worth the Cost of Freedom!

Freedom isn't free, and neither is debt. In fact, even though debt costs us more, we're reluctant to invest in our freedom which cost less. If you polled a room of 100 people and asked them if they wanted to get out of debt, 90-100 of those people would probably raise their hands. But, if you offered that same group of people a solution that would last a lifetime for a small fee, only 5-10 of those people would actually invest in the solution. Why is that?

Desire. When you really want something you'll make it happen. The small group that takes action has made up in their mind to live free. Their actions are a reflection of what they've already decided in their mind. The Bible says your heart and treasure lie in the same place. So I can tell who really wants to get out of debt by their choice to invest in their debt freedom.

Value. The 5-10 people see a greater value in their freedom than the others. Freedom has always cost something. Whether it's time, money, pride, or something else, freedom has always come with a cost. I'm glad Jesus didn't think that our freedom was too costly. He gave is life for the freedom of millions, but yet we can't sacrifice a few dollars to free ourselves...wow.

Faith. The people that are willing to invest believe that their investment is going to bring the return that they desire. We're quick to by a new outfit, car, etc., because we believe those things will make us look and feel good. The cost doesn't matter because we allow our feelings and desires to take over. We have to be willing to put more faith in good investments than we do in frivolous spending.

God wants you to live free. If that's what you really want, you'll pay attention to and act on the opportunities that He presents to you. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Decide today to live free. Ask God to make a way for your financial freedom, and He will provide you the resources. You just have to carry out the plans. Do you really want to live free?

Change requires action!

Live free!

Arianne

It's Not about the Money...

Wait, how is it possible that getting rich isn't about money? Simply because getting rich is about freedom, which has no monetary value. The money is just a by-product of your success. Whether you are making 5, 6, or 7 figures, if you're in debt, you're not living free.The Bible says that "the rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender" (Proverbs 22:7). Most, if not all of us are repaying our debts under someone else's terms. They tell us when to pay, the amount to pay, how long to pay, and add on an interest rate to top it all off! Do you really want to spend the rest of your life in financial slavery? I know I don't; I'm way too controlling for that! Imagine if someone tried to buy your salvation from you. There isn't enough money in the world that could pay for it. Treat your financial freedom the same way. Don't let the media, your friends, name brands, or society buy that from you. Hence the reason why getting out of debt is our first step to freedom. Then, we continue to increase our net worth, pursue our dreams, and change lives. Having Kingdom wealth allows us to operate according to God's terms (abundantly) and not the world's (sparingly).

As you continue to prepare your budgets and set goals, focus on living free, even right now. Imagine what your world would look like if you paid for everything free and clear, no loans, and no interests rates. If you focus on the freedom, the money will come. Just look at our friends in Hollywood. I guarantee you, the ones that went bankrupt were focused on the money, and the ones that get richer by the day are focused on not only their freedom, but the freedom of generations to come. If you haven't done so already, shift your focus and remember, it's not about the money!

Change requires action!

Live free!

Arianne