Stewardship Coaching plays an important role in developing your personal Stewardship and is unique to each individual. Your path and experience will be different than those of your friends and family.
For example, your best friend may have no problem with setting financial goals and creating a financial plan. But for you, just the thought of trying to accomplish these may be too overwhelming.
Our experience with financial planning allows us to make Financial Stewardship easier for you so that you can achieve your goals and live abundantly!
Steps to Easier Financial Stewardship
- Read 1 Corinthians 4:1.
- Answer: What is your reaction to what this passage refers to as ‘the mysteries of God’?
- List any known self-defeating behaviors, addictions, and idols in your life. (You’re not alone. We all have these.)
- Search your heart for the unknown self-defeating behaviors, addictions, and idols you may have and list those. (We all have these, as well!)
By taking these steps to identify all known and unknown behaviors and patterns in your life, you’ll be able to better target what is hampering you from reaching your goals, keeping you from living the abundant life God has promised.
Examining, and correctly dealing with these issues FIRST, sets you free to appropriately plan your financial course. By definition, it’s a very fluid process that works to clear your path to rewarding Financial Stewardship.
The goal of Stewardship Coaching is a flexible structure that adapts to your individual and personal needs.
In the‘90s, Bill Robertson wrote the following regarding Financial Stewardship:
[Planning] should not be seen as a static thing, in which goals are set, projections are made, and financial strategies are put into place to achieve the goals. This type of planning envisions the process to be linear in nature, like getting from one point to another.
A better way to approach the planning process is to see it more as a “space shot,” where it is assumed that the goal or target will have moved by the time we get there. Thus, planning assumes that changes will occur in the tax laws, personal taste and preferences, inflation rates and investment returns.
Additionally, most planning assumes people will go through three distinct stages: accumulation, conservation, and distribution. Although these three stages properly identify what’s happening to people externally, good planning does not artificially segment these stages.
For more on Stewardship Coaching, and what it really means to plan from an eternal perspective, without the usual ‘limited vision,’ take a listen to this recent Stewardship Matters podcast interview with Bill.
What makes Financial Stewardship so rewarding, is that the light that comes from this process makes you take another look at retirement as currently defined!
If you’ve ever thought, “Maybe I’m not meant to spend my life collecting seashells and playing golf. Maybe I’m meant to be a disciple…” you’ll want to take a closer look at Stewardship Coaching.
Discover the profound effect of Financial Stewardship and how easy it can be to live an Abundant Life.
I’d love to talk with you! CONTACT ME TODAY and ask me about Stewardship Coaching. I’m always happy to share what I’ve discovered.
In the meantime, grab your FREE copy of my 12 Steps of Sabbath Economics, an adaptation of AA’s effective practice, created to help you re-evaluate and re-order your financial desires for a more Abundant Life.