Financial quest and Holy Week practices, part 2By Randell Tiongson on March 31st, 2010
We make that realization and resolve to be more faithful in the achievement of our financial goals—we start being conscious of the way we spend, avoid borrowing, stick to our budgets better, saving more and being more financially responsible. We experience some form of financial renaissance and we get back on track with renewed vigor. But like the way we treat Holy Week, our dedication is short-lived and we go back to our old selves and repeat the cycle all over again.
What we all need to understand is that in achieving our financial objectives, we need to be disciplined and deliberate. Our short bouts of financial epiphany will not bring us the financial security we are all aspiring for—just as a week of being pious will not really bring us real spiritual freedom. We build our financial strength one step at a time, day by day, peso by peso; we build our spiritual strength by every intention and action we take, also day by day, minute by minute. Here’s the good news, both quest can be possible if we sincerely desire it, live by it and, most important, depend on the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let us stay the course in achieving financial freedom and our salvation. Despite the seeming obstacles, we will triumph if we persevere.
“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”—James 1:12, NIV