Renewing Your Mind About Money

Renewing Your Mind About Money

This past Friday, I went on a women's church retreat and we went to hear Jennie Allen speak. This was my second time seeing her live in person. SHE IS SUCH A GOOD SPEAKER!

I NEEDED THIS message.

She talked all about our thoughts. She had a lot of tidbits about our brains such as 80% of our daily thoughts are typically negative. And a lot of our negative thoughts play on repeat.

Also, there are tons and tons of biblical scripture about our minds and thoughts. One of them that she pointed out is actually one of my favorites and Dave Ramsey uses this quite a bit in his teachings too.

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

That is what happened to me when I started learning about money when I went through Financial Peace University and began my debt-free journey. My thoughts about money shifted.

As a society, we are conditioned to think things such as:
- I NEED and HAVE TO have a credit card in order to operate through life
- Budgets are for poor people or when money is tight
- You can't go through college without student loans. It's the only way to pay for college.
- Debt is normal. Just part of life.
- Becoming debt-free is impossible or it's too big of a mountain to climb.

But you know what?

- You can rent a car and book a hotel with a debit card.
- Budgets are for everyone. It actually gives you permission to spend and you know where your money is going.
- There are other ways to pay for college and it is possible to go to college with little-to-no student loans.
- Being debt-free is weird, but I love it. It is a big mountain, but it is possible.

What if we channeled Elle Woods from Legally Blonde when Warner Huntington III couldn’t believe it and asked her “You got into Harvard Law?” and she replied, “What, like it’s hard?”

What if we renewed our minds and our thinking about money and had that “What, like it’s hard"?” mentality to getting on a budget and paying off debt? What if, you know? Are you going to be Elle Woods?

I may not be able to teach you the “Bend & Snap”, but I can definitely show you how to budget and pay off debt!

Email me at rachel@three-pennies.com if you want to chat about it!

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