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What is the role of Faith in living abundantly?

Defining the word faith is not a hard thing to do. We use it everyday...faith in our favorite sports team, faith in our bosses, faithfulness in our relationships. But defining one’s Faith is intensely personal, even as a shared experience. It’s the ever-evolving cornerstone of Abundant Living, and of living abundantly. Without faith financial success can be difficult to achieve. However with faith you can more freely experience the fullness of financial prosperity. So this week, we want to share experiences on the connection between faith and living abundantly.


 


Weslia E. (co-founder of TFC):


During my journey from Collections Manager to Financial Counselor, I began seeking scriptures for a biblical perspective on managing finances. It is my job to help others improve their financial wellness, and I recognized that I couldn’t manage it alone. I began to realize that we were purposed to be good stewards of the resources that God provides. And with this revelation, my family and I began to practice what I was teaching to others! As a unit, we started maximizing our money, embracing healthy financial behaviors, and we became diligent in defining and pursuing financial success.


Even as a financial professional, it was hard work. There is knowledge, there is experience...but then, there are habits. I had to make a conscious decision to break the cycle of bad fiscal habits that plagues families, and even generations. There were many sacrifices, for sure! But those sacrifices pale in comparison to what I have been able to pass to my children, and how I’ve been able to engage my community.


For me, there is no abundant living without Faith. When my finances are in order, it reduces mental, spiritual, physical, and social disruptions. It allows me to pursue my purpose and heed my calling unfettered. Without Faith, and without work, Trinity Financial Coaching would not exist.


 


Willa W. (co-founder of TFC):


One of the things that has always been true in my life is that I have and, at times, still face challenges like those faced by persons I coach. I never look at these challenges as hardships because they help strengthen my faith in knowing that the situations are solvable. They help me help others. Some would say “you have to practice what you preach”. Well, I guess you do.


These situations help me to relate to those who often cannot see where they can find a way to meet the goals they have set for themselves. A simple goal...like being able to meet monthly expenses or being able to buy food sufficient for your family. Sometimes they cannot see how to do it. Having been in situations where there were more bills due than money available, I have learned that faith in the provisions and promises of God is where I find peace and the strength to know I can do it.


The Living Bible tells me that faith is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. That it is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead. The inability of being able to see something yet still believe it is to have faith. All I have to do is believe and do the work until what I am hoping for is achieved.


Though my eyes may not see it, I know it is before me. I have had to share my faith and passion for knowing that challenges can be overcome with so many that it now comes natural to me. I don’t accept the “I can’t” in my life and encourage all to do the same. I know that this is only possible because God has purposed to give us life in all its fullness. He has given us life to live abundantly and that is our goal.