Luke 16:10-11 NLT

If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?

You will never live out your purpose
if you keep spending like someone else!

4 Stages of living within your means:

Stage 1: Get Serious

Proverbs 10:4 NIV

Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.

Proverbs 13:11 NLT

Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.

Stage 2: Quit Playing

Deuteronomy 5:21 NLT

You must not covet your neighbor’s wife. You must not covet your neighbor’s house or land, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.

Philippians 2:3 NLT

Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.

Stage 3: Stop Charging

Proverbs 22:7 NLT

Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.

James 4:13-15 NIV

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

Stage 4: Start Planning

Proverbs 21:5 NLT

Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.

Proverbs 21:20 NIV

The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.