“Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch,
but the diligent make use of everything they find.”
I grew up doing a lot of fishing. Some of my favorite memories involve sitting around the dinner table after a long time in the boat and eating fried fish. My dad made the best fish. I’m still not sure what type of batter he used, but it was good. He always taught us kids that we don’t keep any fish unless we eat it. When we cleaned the fish, my dad would throw the guts and other “unused” parts of the fish into a bucket. We would then take the bucket out to the garden and bury it where the fish remains would become fertilizer for our vegetable garden. We used every part of the fish for something. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my dad taught a valuable and biblical lesson: be diligent in stewarding the resources God gives you. Don’t waste anything, and don’t be lazy in your stewardship.
Find a way to use every part of every resource. In our finances, this is important as well. Budgeting involves spending every dollar on paper before it ever hits your bank account. Know where every single penny will go BEFORE you make money so that you don’t spend it on “stuff” that won’t help you accomplish your financial goals. A budget is foundational to winning with money. A budget must be done each month because your income and expenses change every month. If you don’t know where to begin, I can help. If you don’t think a budget is that big of a deal, let me show you why it is.