I’m struggling financially but I can’t talk to anyone

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I’m struggling financially but I can’t talk to anyone

It’s very hard for me to open up about my financial struggles because of the church I attend. I love my church, I love everything about the fellowship and the sense of community. I have experienced a lot of growth in my spiritual life since joining that church and I don’t see myself joining any other church. As a church we believe that blessings are not only limited to the spiritual and that financial prosperity/well being is part of the salvation package. I firmly believe in this teaching and I have myself taught it to many people.

I have however been facing financial challenges that I am still relying on the grace to overcome. I do my work conscientiously but the income from it is not sufficient for all the things I need to take care of. First of all it’s hard to talk to “outsiders” because they know my view on finances, I think it would be some form of mockery. Then when it comes to insiders it is hard for me to ask for help because it would seem I have not been faithful in my tithing or something like that. I really could use some help but it’s hard to find someone I feel talking to. What should I do?

2 Comments

  1. O' Abankwa says:

    There are lot of principles governing the Christian concerning every promise of God. How many of these principles have you studied on? For example,
    “There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.”
    Proverbs 11:24 KJV
    And many of these likes. I advice that you take your time to study on it, if you have, please revisit. The keyword here is to be CONSISTENT with obeying the principle, it is only then that you can get results. PS: you cannot do it without prayer. Thank you

  2. Eudie G says:

    Oh this issue. Hmm! Lemme not over-spiritualise the thing (no offense).

    1. How do you understand your church’s teaching? It’s true that financial prosperity is part of the believer’s package… but this doesn’t mean that going through financial hardship is because of something wrong you’re doing…or not doing…so many factors are involved..but like I said, I’m not gonna over spiritualise my response. There’s nothing wrong with admitting you’re struggling financially.

    I think that you might need to first overcome being seen as “someway” if you admitted your struggles. Chale! It’s not easssyyyy! Been there many many times! But it’s okay to pray about it. To even pray about who to talk to about these things. It will shock you that God would have even prepared someone to counsel you, to listen to you being vulnerable about this issue…to pray with you and to help you materially and spiritually. Even in the days of the first Church, there were people…believers with genuine financial issues…and these were not lazy people. No wonder everything belonged to everyone back then. So pls overcome being seen as being some type of way..or being judged. Pls pray about who to talk to. It will surprise you the helpers God has prepared for you. It will even surprise you that there might be something you need to learn through this, because He is preparing you to also be a financial helper to someone else like you who might be in need of this kinda help. Be encouraged!

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