Updated: Feb 28
"Where no counsel is, the people fall: But in the multitude of counsellers there is safety" - Proverbs 11:14
Often times we go through life pretending everything is ok. When someone asks us how we are doing, our standard answer is 'fine'. Conversation then ends only to repeat at the next encounter. We miss the opportunity to communicate and share with others simply because we fell into the abyss of 'fine'ville hiding from the world our true state. Who knows if you could have shared a testimony, a word of encouragement, a statement of faith, or cry to let others know it's acceptable to not have it all together.
We each go through times when life hasn't dealt us the best of hands. Life happens to all of us and we need each other. The Bible records that there is safety when we have godly council. Someone that will lift your spirits, tell you to praise rather than complain, just listen and cry with you or offer words of advice. The emotional struggle is real and we need each other to make it through the valley back to the mountain top.
So why do we think finances are an exception? Why don't we share that we struggle with balancing our checkbook, or that this month was longer than expected? Why is it that when we borrow, we avoid? Why do our relationships have to suffer because of money? A true friend will offer sound advice or suggest a financial counselor that can help. Rescuing or bailing someone out isn't being a true friend. Help them instead get it together for the long term. Help them manage their finances and get their financial house in order... and don't be afraid to use the word 'budget'.
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