Part of my daily routine is to listen to podcasts during my ride to and from work. Typically, I listen to either Dave Ramsey or Chris Locurto. I’ve chosen these two for a reason; finances are something I enjoy learning about. Dave Ramsey is, in my opinion, the best Biblical teacher of stewardship. He teaches us to use our money and time “the way God and your grandmother would.” Chris Locurto hosts the EntreLeadership podcast for Dave Ramsey. So in a sense, Chris Locurto is just hosting and teaching standards that were set by Dave Ramsey.
I listen to these in an effort to grow personally. Something I have came across recently is the idea that we are never done changing. I’ve always had the thought that we should just be ourselves and not change for anyone. Overall, I still believe this. Those who know me well, know that I am the same person on Saturday night as Sunday morning. However; whether we realize it or not through life we are gaining experiences, learning, and changing.
More than anything I want to grow daily and closer to Jesus Christ. I have a focused intentional effort to do so. When I think five years down the road, I don’t know where I will be at professionally but I know that I DO NOT want to be the same as I am today. I want to be wiser, I want to help more people, I want to live like no one else so that I can live and give like no one else. I don’t want to follow along with where normal is headed. Normal is trying to impress people you don’t like, normal says divorce is an option, normal assumes debt is okay and unavoidable, normal is not knowing where your food comes from, normal is not being a true follower of Jesus
I pray that as I focus to grow closer to Jesus, others would be inspired. I am taking on the concept of being in permanent beta mode. Companies use this statement to show that their product is unfinished. I won’t be a finished product until God calls me home.
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.2 Peter 3:18