#1 - Put God FIRST in your finances, until He is in control your money will be out of control! (Colossians 1:17 promises than IN HIM all things hold together, if something is falling apart it's most likely because it is not "in Him!")
#2 - Wrap your mind around the fact that if you make $30,000 or more you are in the top 2% of the RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD (go to this website to see where you compare!)
#3 - Have a PLAN for your money (a budget!!!) Proverbs 21:5 says,"The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty." (NewSpring Church provides FREE financial coaching that will help you get WAY further in your finances than you ever DREAMED you could, you do NOT have to be a member at our church trust me...it will put you WAY ahead of the game, here is our website!)
#4 - Give it TIME...what we spent years messing up will most likely not be fixed in three days, or even three weeks!
#5 - Understand that Jesus said MONEY is the #1 indicator of where our heart is (Matthew 6:21) and is also the #1 competitor for our heart (Matthew 6:24). In other words, it is a spiritual impossibility to be a fully devoted follower of Christ and it not impact our finances.
#6 - Accept the fact that God is a giver (John 3:16) and we cannot out give Him (Proverbs 3:9-10!)
#7 - Buy Andy Stanley's new book, "How To Be Rich!" I read it in one sitting...it's awesome...a "MUST READ" for everyone! AND, you are WAY more likely to "BE RICH" by buying this book than you are by playing the lottery!!!