All the major financial teachers out there recommend to take 10% of your income and put it into an “education account.” Like tithing and saving, personal development through education is an essential component of solid financial management.
I’m guilty of spending money on things that comfort me instead of educating me and make me wiser. I’ll easily purpose to save money to go to Disney World, but I won’t intentionally save money to go to a business conference.
We all do this. We easily spend money on things that comfort us, but it’s a chore to invest in something that will make us wiser.
But if we want to grow our character and truly make God first in our businesses, we need to grow wiser.
The Bible shows us that it’s wiser to invest in our personal growth.
Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well. (Proverbs 23:23 NIV)
God wants you to take some of your money and invest it into yourself and your spiritual growth. It’s why the major financial teachers have you take 10% of your income and put it into an education account.
This could be used for attending seminars, buying books, taking courses, and joining membership platforms like GodFirst.Biz to increase your knowledge of business AND God.
2 Peter 3:18 says “Grow in spiritual strength and become better acquainted with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” God wants you to educate yourself ALWAYS, even after college is over.
I’m part of a monthly group of Godpreneurs that gathers to talk about “what’s working now” strategies in our businesses and our walk with God. The investment in time into attending and being part of the group counts towards my education fund.
I also pay for monthly subscriptions to 2 different online membership platforms that help me to grow in specific business areas I lack in.
We can’t become the Christian business owners God wants us to be without investing time and resources into leveling up our skills and education.
When we Godpreneurs invest in anything that helps us grow, we’re telling that our mind is set on knowing and growing closer to Him. He blesses that obedience and brings more resources and opportunities around us.
Godpreneur Money Rule #12 – Godpreneurs become to God wants us to be by investing in ourselves, and God smiles because we use our money the right way.