How far will you go to protect your family?

I know a lot of people who are willing to do just about anything to protect their family.  I know a lot of people because like-minded people usually walk in the same circles.  Most of us have or would use the phrase “if anyone ever tries to touch my family I’ll……”  Are you one of those people who would do anything to protect your family?  I want to know just how far you’re willing to go to protect your family.

definition of protectionI  had a conversation the other day with a good friend who was obviously frustrated with how her family had handled money.  We talked about how the future of many members of her family was tarnished by the irresponsibility of one person.  She has begun her own journey of financial stewardship, however, and she works hard every day to ensure one day she’ll be leaving a legacy of great influence and wisdom she was never taught.  This made me start thinking of how leaving a legacy of wisdom on how to handle money isn’t just important but critical.  It’s a way to protect our family from financial ruins.


 

We will fight to protect physically, but Why not spiritually or socially?

I’m willing to fight for my family in any way I can to protect them, as I said earlier, many people are willing.  So why aren’t we willing to fight for their protection spiritually or socially?  Socially would mean to keep them away from the dangers of believing society is right in many of their beliefs. Like DEBT, society has fallen for the belief it’s critical to buy a house, a car, or anything they want on credit.  Why aren’t we teaching our family the opposite?  Why aren’t we protecting them from this obvious fallacy that your credit score is the only way to live?  Teach and protect your family from the lies society is feeding them by showing them you can buy anything you want with cash.  It’s been done before, you can still do it.


 

Protect them from wasting all of their money – Teach them to Budget

During my conversations with many young(er) people who have jobs, I have realized they don’t understand the importance of knowing where their money is going.  I wasn’t taught to budget, they weren’t taught to budget, nor were many of us taught why we should even try to budget.  For that, I ask, why.  Again, I have to ask why we are allowing society to dictate how we spend our money.  As I’ve stated several times before, we live in a “NOW” society where everything we want, we demand to have now.  Even if we don’t have the money for it, we can just put it on a credit card at any swipe.  Even if we have the cash, we don’t know where it’s going if we aren’t doing a budget.  Why aren’t we teaching people to know how where their money is going?  Why are we accepting the average American household debt is over $117 THOUSAND dollars with an average annual income of only $43,000?!  Are you not scared for your family? Is this not just as big of a risk and reason to protect your family? If you don’t know how to budget, I have plenty of ways to teach you either through articles on this blog or I can personally coach, but teach your family knowing where and how you spend money is just as important as their physical safety to you.


 

 How far will you go to protect your family?

So how about it? You’re willing to protect them physically, you may even be willing to put your life on the line in order to save them from harm, but are you willing to protect them from the dangers of society’s lies and ambushes of debt and poor stewardship?  Are you willing to teach them it’s not about getting everything you want NOW, but working hard, saving for, and paying in full those things that they want or need?  How far are you willing to go to protect your family?  I was told by a friend, it’s a pride thing.  They didn’t want to admit they were failing their family in this area and wouldn’t swallow their pride in order to fix it.  Are you willing to stop your family’s future just to keep your pride? Or are you willing to swallow your pride, and teach them how to be responsible adults, being good stewards of their money, and serving the Lord honorably?  How far will you go?

 

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