Although I have the best parents in the world, they didn’t explicitly teach me about the significance of purchasing a home. They “told” me to buy one and that it was a goal but they didn’t give me instructions. I was living in pretty expensive apartments on a starting teacher’s salary. I got joy out of moving from fancy apartment to fancy apartment because I was uninformed and “appearance” was important to me.
God sent my girlfriend Betsy to plant a seed and water it. She said, “Why don’t you buy a condo? I’m going to buy one and we can be neighbors.” I didn’t think I could afford a condo or a down payment. She said, “What are you paying in rent?” When I told her, she gasped. She walked me through the homeowner process. God sent more angels to help me through an “easy process” of purchasing my first home. This was a turning point in my life. My mortgage for my condo was $250.00 less than my rent for my apartment with the same exact utility bills and fees.
The enemy told me all kinds of lies to keep me as a borrower and not a lender. “You should wait until you’re married again to buy.” “You don’t even know if you will live here forever and you can’t get out of that condo.” The devil is a liar. God got me in the condo. Eight years later when I sold my condo, the angel who is my realtor sold it for close to $30k more than I paid for it… The math? Increase. Don’t believe the lies of the enemy. It isn’t too late for us (no matter how old we are). With God, all things are possible.
And parents, we can’t assume that our children understand “life” just because they see us living it. We have to strategically “teach” them about the financial principles in the Word of God in this season. A shift must take place. I thank God for the Betsy’s in the world who are obedient to God and who help propel us to the next level. I’m praying my breaker anointing all over this blog. Mindsets are shifting right now in Jesus’s name. We are lenders and not borrowers. Our wealth will be used to bless and prosper the kingdom. Everything we do is about the kingdom. Jené Elaine Walker