Back on Track Financially

Back on Track Financially


Luke 15:11-14 (Lexham) A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that is coming to me.’ So he divided his assets between them. And after not many days, the younger son gathered everything and went on a journey to a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth by living wastefully. And after he had spent everything, there was a severe famine throughout that country, and he began to be in need.

  1. I need it now!
  2. I break my budget.
  3. The unexpected happens!
  4. In need.

1. Get your priorities straight.

Haggai 1:5-6, 9 (VOICE) Think very carefully about your choices. You have planted a large crop, but your harvest is small . . . . You earn a salary, but the money runs out quickly, as if there are holes in your pocket . . . I will tell you why: My house has remained in ruins while each of you has been chasing after your own concerns.

You’ve had the wrong priories. Re-prioritizes your life.

List of Priorities:

  • Put God first—start tithing again.
  • Pay your rent/mortgage. You need a place to live.
  • Pay your utilities. Keep your lights on & water running.
  • Secure transportation. You gotta get to and from work.
  • Food. All kinds of ministries help with food.

2. Assess the situation.

Proverbs 27:23-24 (CW) Keep an eye on the condition of your flocks and give careful attention to your herds. They could quickly perish and your riches would be gone.

You need to know what’s going on, or your riches will be gone.

3. Develop a plan of attack.

We have to bring structure back into the areas we’ve been undisciplined.

Proverbs 27:12 (NIV) The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

  • A budget.
  • An accountability partner.

4. Do it now!

Proverbs 6:2-5 (CW) If you got caught by your own impulsiveness and financially obligated yourself to someone by giving your word, then do this, my son, to get out of whatever you got yourself into: Humble yourself and plead your case. Don’t ignore the situation or allow yourself to rest until you’ve done this. Free yourself as quickly as possible, like a dear running from the hunter.

5. Ask your Heavenly Father for help.

Psalm 107:28-31 (CSB) Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper, and the waves of the sea were hushed. They rejoiced when the waves grew quiet. Then he guided them to the harbor they longed for. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love and his wondrous works for all humanity.

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