You’re the hero in your story. We all have our perspective, and we all see ourselves as the hero. However, we don’t all act like it, at least not on purpose. Living paycheck to paycheck is a choice. Your actions influence that. Your bank account is a lagging indicator of your behaviors. Now, I’m not arguing that it can’t be tough to break that cycle, change those habits, or overcome whatever obstacle you may present to me. I’m just telling you it can be done. I’ve broken that cycle, and my clients have or are in the process of breaking that cycle. They’re actively choosing to be the hero in their story and change their family tree for the better. If you’re a parent, I’m sure you can feel that on an even deeper level. We always want to give our kids a better start than what we had. If you aren’t a parent yet, then it’s okay to want better for yourself. But there’s a difference between wanting and working for it. So, start working for it.
That is the absolute truth and there is no way around it. If we look to scripture, 2 Chronicles 15:7 reads, “But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.” We’re always told heroes have courage. They stand up when many don’t. Take courage and act. The Bible doesn’t say sit around and hope it happens, it says we have to put in the effort. 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 says:
“For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.” (ESV)
You’re a hero in your story, and God wants you to be a hero in your story too. However, you must work towards it. It may not be on your own timeline or the way you planned it, but He will bless your hard work. It’s time to stop talking about it and put your nose to the grindstone.
My passion is finding out your ambitions and helping you put together a plan with your finances to make those dreams a reality. If you can accomplish your dreams on your own, then you aren’t dreaming big enough. To date, my clients have roughly paid off $150,000 in debt and they’re working towards their biggest, wildest dreams and beyond.