This week as we share some thoughts about family finances, I am reminded of all the hope dating couples have. Many women believe they have found Mr. Perfect who is going to take care of them for the rest of their lives. This man is expected to bring the whole world to the feet of his queen. On the other hand, the guys also have the idea that they have found Super Woman. She is a great homemaker who earns some good money and is able to just spoil her man. All this is true as a combination yet totally wrong if expected in isolation. When one party expects so much without giving as much, the balance is lost and the dream becomes a nightmare. Let us learn the principle of a shared destiny and a shared responsibility.
Financial responsibilities should be shared with the family. Don’t leave it to your spouse. I know we all have strengths and weaknesses, therefore, we tend to leave the things we feel we can’t handle. When it comes to money, we should all have our hearts and hands on the purse. We can all learn to earn more, save more, invest better and just do better. The things you give yourself to will eventually become part of you. Everyone should give themselves to master the basics of money. Couples that have mastered working together on their finances generally have better success in that area. Let’s share the responsibility.
SCRIPTURE READING: ECCLESIASTES 4:9-12
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken
Dear God, give me the understanding of the expectations and responsibilities placed on my life. May I look beyond my needs and wants to appreciate the dynamics of my current situation. Give me grace and strength to take on the expectations with strength and joy in Jesus’ name. Amen