“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24-25)
The same truth that Jesus taught about a building a solid foundation in your spiritual life also pertains to your financial life. The first two stages of The Steward’s Calling have helped you to lay a solid spiritual foundation to all future financial endeavors and now as we turn to financial matters it is vital that we build on the same solid rock.
This core wisdom is incomprehensible to many and a big reason why they never achieve financial success. Because they don’t see the need to spend time building a strong foundation, they experience turbulence whenever economic or personal sands shift (which they always do in this life). However, a strong foundation built on rock will enable your financial stewardship to flourish.
Your Fruitful Tree is the central component of The Rock. Through this education you will discover the the best products and strategies to use to protect your family and lay a proper foundation. You’ll learn how these fit together and the common mistakes that most make. You’ll learn about many different areas of insurance and savings so that you are protected from every potential threat that we can conceive of so that you are not only prepared for the coming storm, but are also situated to prosper in difficult times. At the same time, you’ll have learned a variety of techniques that will suit you well in any number of circumstances since we can’t know exactly what the future will bring.
As you learn the power of little understood core strategies (which actually reduce risk) to grow your wealth, you will become excited about the workings of simple products and strategies within your financial life that others who don’t understand these things find too boring to even learn about.
Once you’ve done everything you know to do to protect your family financially, you are free to focus on the areas in which God calls you to without worry of the unknown. This becomes the perfect place from which to grow into more complex financial strategies and products.
This post is Part 5 in the new series The Steward’s Calling. To continue with this series, click on Pt 6. To use this as a growth tool to better understand your own calling, you might start by reading Part 1, Pt 2, Pt 3 and Pt 4.
Artwork credit: “The Rock”, original artwork by Don Tate