(Make sure you read to the end of this post. I have a pretty cool BONUS for you)
A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post titled, “Debt Free and How We Did It.” (Take a minute and check it out later)
It was my first post, and honestly, I think it was a good one, it encouraged a lot of people, it teaches some great strategies that got us out in front financially.
BUT I do want to make one correction:
I wasn’t truly debt free. I still owed money on my house. Technically houses. (We have a rental property)
I said something which I feel is a huge cop out.
I said “Yes, we are debt free… Well obviously except for our house…” And then I would do that thing where you tilt your head to the side, shrug your shoulders and make that smirk on your face as though to say, “I mean of course, no one pays off their house, it’s too big of a number.”
Too big of a number?!
Oh ye Trav of little faith.
The new me wants to punch the old me in the gut.
God has shown me some new things this past year regarding just how vile debt truly is, I’ll get into that at a later time but let me show you something real quick:
Matthew 4:10 Jesus says we are to serve the Lord our God, ONLY.
Proverbs 22:7 ensures us that the borrower is servant to the lender. (Which would mean if you’ve borrowed, you’re not ONLY serving God – meditate on that for a minute)
Romans 13:8 AMP commands us to keep out of debt and owe no man anything… (If He tells us to do it, then He’s given us the ability to do it)
Deuteronomy 28:1,12 tells us, If we obey the voice of the Lord …you SHALL NOT borrow. (Sounds like a command to me!)
2 Corinthians 9:10 AMP lets us know that God is able to make ALL grace, favor, and earthly blessing come to us in abundance, to the point that no matter the situation, we possess enough to require no aid or support.
(NEWS FLASH: Earthly blessing includes money, and a mortgage or loan is outside aid or support)
Matthew 19:26 Jesus promises that ALL things are possible with God. I’d say ALL THINGS includes paying off your mortgage. (Sidenote: That scripture was actually spoken in the context of wealth. But we usually leave that part out when quoting it)
So why then does paying off our house seem so impossible?
Because we have the “Ten Spies Syndrome.”
Remember the story in the Old Testament when Moses sent the 12 spies to go check out the Promised Land?
Two of the spies, Joshua and Caleb, came back saying “Yes! It’s just like the Lord said! It’s awesome and full of abundance, let’s take it, the Lord gave it to us!”
But the other ten spies who saw the same things as the other two, were full of fear and said, “We cannot go up against them, there are giants there, and we are like grasshoppers in our own sight, and that’s how they saw us too!”
That spread fear and doubt all about the camp, and soon no one believed they could take the land. (Even though God said they could!)
This left them down, in despair, and hopeless.
Much like we feel when we see the size of our debts.
But I want you to notice that last line: “and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight.”
Nobody told them they were like grasshoppers. They saw themselves as small, powerless, and defeated.
In their own sorry thinking, they had defeated themselves.
They felt defeated and hopeless because they allowed the SIZE of their opponent to intimidate them. Even though God Himself promised to give them the life they had dreamed about.
Never let the size of your debt intimidate you.
The Israelites put the battle back in their own hands. This kept them wandering in hopelessness and despair for 40 years.
Interesting that some of us have 40 year notes on our mortgage.
Don’t deceive yourself out of your promise.
Don’t deceive yourself out of the six scriptures I listed earlier.
I’m going to be like Joshua, I’m going to be brave and courageous and enter the promise land, and I’ll take what God has promised me.
And I want you to come with me.
I am going to act on the promises God has given me.
I’ve set a goal:
I want my house paid off in less than 2 years.
Crazy right? Good, I like that.
With God putting his Super to my “natural” I believe it could even be supernaturally paid off this year.
Hey why not? You’ve read Ephesians 3:20 right?
That being said, I inquired of the Lord for my personal debt cancellation strategy (Yes, you can do that)
The Current Strategy:
We owe just under $126,000 on our house.
Broken down, that is just 24 payments of $5,250. (We just made our first installment of that amount, so just 23 more payments to go!)
The strategy here is to apply the “Storehouse Principle” to paying our house off.
By putting our hand to this goal, applying focus, and being led by the Holy Spirit, I believe this mortgage will be eliminated in record time.
It’s amazing how fast you can accomplish a goal when you partner with God, activate His Promises in the scripture, and take directed, bold, steps of faith.
But then I thought, how can we help EACH OTHER get out of debt?
What if we teamed up and got the body of Christ out of financial debt?
Can you imagine what we could do, who we could help, what we could build, if us Christians were truly debt free, and got to keep the majority of the money that comes in to their accounts?
We’d be free to give, sow, and bless others as the Lord directs us.
My Proposal to You:
A few years ago, I created a simple, online store that sells a unique product to the animal control industry. (Crazy story, you’ll hear more about this later)
I had no computer or website experience, I just went in and figured it out.
I made a lot of mistakes, did a lot of trial and error, wasted a lot of money and time…but now, that business brings in an average of $3,000 – $6,000 a month profit (sometimes more!) basically passively. I spend a few hours on it per month .
This business has completely changed my life. It’s allowed us to “retire” my wife so she can live her dream as a stay at home Mom.
I am no longer stuck in a day job that I dread going to. I haven’t missed a minute of my daughter growing up, I get to work on the projects I’m excited to work on, and I can do it from wherever! It’s literally the life I’ve always dreamed about.
Now I want to HELP YOU get there too.
I am in the process of creating an online course called, “Escape Your Day Job” that will teach you step by step how to create a simple online business, even if you have NO website experience, and NO product to sell.
My heart behind creating Escape Your Day Job is simply this:
- If you (or your wife) has the desire to be at stay at home Mom, then I want to teach you how to make an extra income that can bring her home.
- If you have the entrepreneurial spirit, I want to show you there is a better way to get started toward your dreams.
- If you want to start eliminating your debt, and get out in front financially, let me teach you a great option.
It’s easier than you think to make an extra $500 a month, and then ramp it up from there.
So let’s help each other:
1. If you will simply pop in your email address below, I’ll know you’re interested, and I’ll keep you updated as “Escape Your Day Job” is released.
2. I want to offer YOU my current online course “The Increase Academy” for an investment of any amount. (Yep, any!)
It’s a go-at-your-own-pace course you can access on your computer or phone, with over 30 lessons, strategies, and action plans that will take your life from “Just enough, to MORE than enough in under 30 days.”
You’ll learn things like:
- The foundations for financial increase
- How to stop living paycheck to paycheck
- What to do when you don’t have enough
- How to find your spouse
- How to get a raise at your job fast!
- Strategies on how to make more money
- Plus lots more…
- BONUS lessons:
- 4 simple steps that will turn anyone into a morning person
- How to increase your productivity by 100%
- How to negotiate major purchases – and win!
It truly is a great course, the academy has helped a lot of people and I believe there is TONS of value here, and we normally offer it from $47-$97. (You can learn more about it HERE)
Again, here is what I want to do: I want to give you the Increase Academy at a price I know you can afford, because YOU get to pick the price!
Whatever you’d like to pay for it.
I’ll even throw in my BONUS ebook, “How to Never Worry About Money Again.” Which will teach you the actual steps you need to take when financial pressure comes at you. I walk you through exactly what scriptures to speak, what actions to take, and how to shift your mindset from a place of worry, to a place of God’s supernatural peace in the area of finances.
So, if you’ve EVER gotten any value out of anything I’ve written over the past few years, I’d like to ask this of you:
Click the button below, pop in your email, and get Instant Access to:
- The Increase Academy. Invest whatever amount you’d like. ($1 minimum) You’ll get full access to the entire online course, AND the bonus ebook.
- Monthly updates including strategies, income reports, and you’ll get to follow us as we pay off our house! I’m going to start teaching more on HOW I’m bringing in extra income for my family.
- You’ll be on the VIP list for “Escape Your Day Job.” You’ll learn the steps needed to create a simple online income.
P.S. The proceeds from the Increase Academy will go straight to paying our house off faster.
IF you invest in the academy today, you will receive an early adopters discount on Escape Your Day Job when it’s released.
IF you’d like to invest $97 or more, I’ll give you the entire Escape Your Day Job course for FREE when it comes out! (I plan to sell it for at least double that)
So click below, and let’s go!
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