I was clueless
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.
Come and share your master’s happiness!’ "
I grew up the middle child of a single mom who was a teacher. The only financial advice I got from my dad growing up was “you’re always going to have a truck payment, might as well have a nice truck.” To say I was ignorant about finances is a giant understatement. I probably am not alone in my background.
Which Servant Are You?
Read Matthew 25:14-30. Like the 3rd servant in the parable of the tenants, I had no plan for what God was going to entrust with me.
My last year of medical school, a month before I graduated, I was given some of the best advice I have ever heard: surround yourself with suits. Accountants, lawyers, and financial planners are experts where I was lacking.
Get a Plan
I recently had a check-up with my financial advisor. We discussed...
My financial plan
Giving to the church
Life and disability insurance
We left no area of my finances untouched. I feel confident in the plan. Whether God gives me 1,2, or 5 talents I want to hear "well done good and faithful servant."
Be a Faithful Servant
So will you be be a servant that uses what God gives you to advance his kingdom or put it in a hole? Get help from a financial planner if you need it. Teach your kids how to be good stewards of what God gives them. Make sure the Finance “F” of your life plan is set and gets regular checkups.