My 5 for Friday (January 31, 2020)

How can you pursue significance with your finances? How can you financially prepare for marriage? And how can you lead with an open hand?

All these questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. 3 Strategies for Pursuing Significance with Your Finances by Todd DeKruyter. “Money tends to move our focus to ourselves. But what if our focus shifted to helping others?” Here, Todd DeKruyter points out three strategies for pursuing significance, and how money can play a big part in that. Check it out.
  2. How Holistic Generosity Impacts Giving by Todd McMichen. “Giving people are generous with every resource they have.” Generosity isn’t just limited to finances, nor to just time and talents. Todd McMichen shows that truly generous people don’t separate these areas, but simply give out of what they have.
  3. The Lie I Wish I Would Have Never Believed About Money by Bob Lotich. “God starts things with seeds. And so do not despise the day of small beginnings.” Good things take time, and Bob Lotich shares how learning this lesson changed their view of finances. Small steps of faith can lead to big changes, you just need to start somewhere.
  4. Ask Chuck: How to Financially Prepare for Marriage by Chuck Bentley. “You need to manage your money for an unknown future. This is actually what all faithful stewards do, married or not.” There are good and healthy financial practices that apply to singles and married, so check out Chuck Bentley’s advice on how to manage your money wisely, no matter what season you’re in.
  5. 3 Guidelines For More Open-Handed Leadership by Dan Reiland. Open-handed leadership can be difficult to practice, especially when you’ve been leading in an area for a long time. Dan Reiland reminds us that “All authority is transferred. No one holds the ultimate true power and authority, except God.” Because of this, we have the freedom to lead with open hands.

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