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One-Day Millionaires

Proverbs 19:2

Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

I am a part of the Filipino generation where I grew up seeing my father for only one month a year. Filipino parents often work abroad on contracts ranging from 11 months to 5 years, sending money back to the Philippines to support their families. Despite this, my family struggled financially. Both my parents came from families lacking financial wisdom, living with a mindset of working hard and surviving from paycheck to paycheck.

As a child, I witnessed people coming to our door looking for my mother because of money owed. I often wondered why my father's remittances didn't seem to alleviate our financial difficulties completely. Our financial state was unpredictable and inconsistent, sometimes stable and other times not. We were what one might call "one-day millionaires," aspiring to financial stability without the necessary knowledge to achieve it.

Now, being guided by my faith in God, I understand His desire for me to break free not only from the burden of sin but also from the financial patterns of my parents and ancestors. Through prayer and studying the Word, God leads me to be a responsible steward of the resources He provides. I have learned the value of patience, waiting for the right opportunities as God orchestrates them, ensuring I do not miss His blessings through hasty decisions. My goal now is to be financially stable and avoid the struggles my family faced by aligning my actions with God's wisdom and guidance.

Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Is there something you desire to purchase that is currently beyond your budget? Are you considering a business proposal that may not align with biblical principles? It's important not to succumb to get-rich-quick schemes. Sometimes, waiting is part of God's plan, so it's crucial not to overlook His guidance. Keep in mind that the ultimate aim should be to bring glory to God in all endeavors, seeking to know Him more deeply at every juncture.

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