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Some possible causes to financial
struggles that may be hindering
your finances which could be linked to an unforgiving
by Dave Shoemaker
There are many things that may be causing you to have
financial struggles. Here are just a couple of them
that perhaps are outside the most common ideas you hear
- Financial struggles due to an unforgiving heart.
Matthew 6:14 -15 (NES) says, “For if you forgive
men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also
forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses,
neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses”.
Double check your heart in this area. Unforgiveness
may be hindering your finances and causing the financial
struggles you are encountering!
- Financial struggles due to a stronghold. A stronghold
is a way of thinking or system of beliefs that is
contrary to the will of God.
Fear could be a stronghold. What is the fear based
on? Perhaps you have a fear of actually succeeding at
what you’re doing (job/career). Perhaps no one
in your family line has ever prospered and been able
to have all debts paid, and actually have cash on hand.
Everyone you know has always had financial struggles.
A stronghold decreases our capacity to respond to God.
It also is a place where, if you continue to live under
the stronghold, you actually give Satan permission to
torment or attack you.
Romans 8:5-7 (NKJ) provides guidance on how to overcome
strongholds, which are centered in your mind, “For
those who live according to the flesh set their minds
on the things of the flesh, but those who live according
to the spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally
minded is death but to be spiritually minded is life
and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against
God, for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed
You have the power to overcome the financial struggles
that you are experiencing. Through Christ, as you turn
your life over to him and become obedient to God’s
Word, Chapter 9 of the workbook Financial Freedom in
7 Weeks Plus will arm you with knowledge, wisdom and
biblical tools to fight and to win in the area of financial
blockages, curses, strongholds and judgments.