I hope that my first two points have encouraged you during your time of financial uncertainty. Let’s continue with the next two…
Barter is Smarter
Often times we pray for a job, more money, etc. but we forget the methods that were used by the merchants of old. They bartered! Bartering is the exchange of goods or services for another good or service. This is how I kept my hair from looking a mess, during my "unemployment vacation". In exchange for providing my tutoring services to my hairstylist's son, she maintained my hair on a weekly basis. This worked out very well; it eliminated an expense and relieved a major headache. I even baby sat for a good friend who in turn provided me with a few meals. Take a moment and look at those relationships God has placed in your life. Ask Him, how you can begin to implement a bartering system? What expenses can you eliminate?