What reduces financial intelligence.

What reduces financial intelligence.

The Songs of Solomon says “Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards.”

💥Here, vine refers to business, so this is about the little foxes we must take away from our business, from our finances.

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💥Some of those foxes:

🎯Instant Gratification: this is the fox that will keep you perpetually in debt.

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💥Financially intelligent people will defer gratification, and be led to spend a fraction of his profits and invest the rest for the joy of tomorrow.

💥They prefer to endure the Cross today! We can’t spend everything; you can’t just do that!

🎯Living in denial: We do this a lot, especially in this part of the world.

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💥When we say, “I am not interested in money; or money is not everything.” we are living in self-denial.

💥The Bible says: “Money answereth all things!” So, do you know more than the Bible?

💥Although we are warned not to worship money, we need it for our well-being and that of others; we even need it to spread the Gospel.

💥We can’t successfully take the Gospel all over the world if we don’t have money to get it done.

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🎯The third fox is the blame game: blaming others and looking for excuses.

💥Eve started it from the beginning; when God asked her why they had eaten the forbidden fruit, she said “Ah, it is the serpent.”

💥Adam gave his own excuse. He said: ‘It is the woman that You gave to me.’

💥Blaming others and finding excuses is human nature but you must be conscious of this.

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💥Blaming everyone for your inabilities and manufacturing excuses for your failures affect your financial intelligence

💥You are the captain of your own ship!

💥Like Douglas Copland said: “Blame is just a lazy fellow’s way of making sense of chaos.”

🎯We have to find a way of getting rid of the foxes that steal our financial intelligence.

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– From a sermon by Udom Emmanuel, Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State @ the RCCG National Young Adult And Youth Affairs Virtual Convention 2020 (Sermon transcribed by the Discovery Media Crew)

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