This month we’re talking about the balance between lazy and crazy through the principles God’s Word gives us. We began by talking about how work is a blessing from God and how we need to avoid both the Pillow Perversion and the Earning Addiction and instead land on the Stewardship Balance, which is found in Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, do your work heartily as unto the Lord.” That is the first step to achieving financial freedom-diligent, hard work in whatever you can find to do.

This Sabbath, I want to talk about the second step to finding that balance. Someone once said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail,” and that is particularly true in the area of finances. It’s great to have a goal to be financially free, but if you have no plan on how to reach that goal, it just becomes another thing in your life that went wrong. It just becomes another source of guilt and feelings of failure. That’s not freedom; that’s slavery.

So I’m excited because this week we’re going to look at a plan that can set you up for marvelous success and help all of us on our way to balance and financial freedom. No more guilt. No more shame. No more feeling like the financial walls are closing in. Just lots of hope and freedom, which is exactly what God wants for you. You were born for freedom. You should feel good about what you’re doing for God’s work, how you’re preparing for the future, and how you’re providing for your family now.