How big of an impact can small money decisions make? What does it look like to trust God in scarcity and abundance? And how can you lead well under pressure?
All these questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.
- How Too Many Small Decisions Can Cost You Big by Emily Guy Birken. “Someone who isn’t paying close attention to how much they’re spending won’t realize that their choices are adding up to something they do not want.” It’s sobering to realize how much small, seemingly insignificant buying decisions can add up over time. Check out this article from Emily Guy Birken where she helps you think through your values and how they should affect these every day decisions.
- Just 43% of Americans say they could come up with $2,000 for an emergency by Annie Nova. Where do you land with this statistic? Are you unsure of how to begin building an emergency savings? This article highlights the importance of emergency savings as well as how you can begin building yours. Check it out.
- Ask Chuck: Stewardship Through The Generations by Chuck Bentley. “Total credit card debt has increased 29% over the past five years, reaching $807 billion for first quarter 2019. Debt levels increased 6% in the past year alone.” These statistics were revealed from a study done in May 2019 concerning debt in America. Keep reading for Chuck Bentley’s assessment and encouragement for this growing problem.
- Lord, All I Have Is Yours by Jon Bloom. “Scarcity requires faith muscles for trusting God in a place of needy desperation. Prosperity requires faith muscles for trusting God in place of bountiful material security.” Here, Jon Bloom highlights the warning that Jesus gives concerning those with material wealth. Keep reading to see what it looks like to have faith in scarcity and abundance.
- Leading Under Pressure – An Example for All of Us Who Lead by Ron Edmondson. When a leader is faced with a lot of pressure, they can either give in to stress or choose to remain calm. Ron Edmondson points out how this decision doesn’t just affect the leader, but it greatly impacts the team environment as well. Keep reading to see how you can lead under pressure well, without giving into stress.