Do Not Be Afraid
It is so difficult to make rational decisions when we are in a state of fear. It’s important that we remember 1 Timothy 1:7, where we are reminded that God has given us a spirit of Power, of Love and of Sound Judgement. Let’s break down this verse:
Spirit of Fear
God did not give us a spirit of fear or cowardice, one that fears men or even viruses amidst a global pandemic. Our spirits need not be discouraged or deterred from what we were called to do before the outbreak. Whether we were honoring and serving God through leading our families, our employees, our churches or our businesses, that mission is likely unchanged. Perhaps we need to approach it differently than we did previously, but that is still our mission.
Spirit of Power
As followers of Christ, our minds are fortified and strengthened by Him to resist temptation, to endure hardship, to rise above our circumstances, and to continue the race – especially when it gets difficult.
Spirit of Love
Because we have the Spirit of Love, we are inclined to love God and other people. We aren’t intimidated into cowering in the corner just to survive. Instead, we are looking for ways to serve others and to thrive!
Spirit of Sound Judgement
Sound Judgement implies sobriety, moderation, temperance, purity, and honesty. When we are operating from a place of sound judgement, we demonstrate prudent conduct and behavior, and we don’t allow ourselves to be swayed from what we know we must do.
Navigating Personal Finances Amidst COVID-19
Get On A Budget
Take Care of Essentials
Pump the Brakes on Debt Snowball
Utilize Emergency Fund (If Needed)
Beware Cashing Out Retirement Savings
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