Creating a spiritual foundation is key to unlocking a life where your dreams can flourish plus it allows you to step into your purpose boldly. Teen Financial Freedom Institute (FFI) at Eastern Star Church not only gives youth the tools that God gives them when it comes to handling money, but it also shows them how to apply those tools in their everyday life.
With a bubbly spirit and an energetic tone, 17-year old Mischaela Rapier shared the knowledge she gained from attending Teen FFI classes. Currently a senior at North Central High school, she shared the 10-10-80 rule and explained that everything belongs to God, and it’s our responsibility to give 10 percent of our first fruits for tithe, 10 percent for savings, and 80 percent to spend wisely but don’t spend it all! Sis. Rapier said that she is glad to have learned these spiritual principles about money before starting her collegiate journey at Florida A&M University next year. “If you apply what you learn, you can’t fail,” she stated.
When asked what she enjoyed most about the class she responded, “I love the fact I was able to connect with other students.” Sis. Rapier also stated that after attending Teen FFI the knowledge she gained is now at the forefront of her mind when it comes to making daily decisions. She now thinks twice when it comes to something as simple as consistently going to the vending machine to purchase snacks.
“How I look at money has shifted, and it’s important for me to stay in God’s purpose. When it comes to finances, I aim not to be rich but to be wealthy. Wealth is passed down from generation to generation. It’s not only about being blessed but continuously being a blessing to others.”
The power of instilling these spiritual principles early in life transforms our youth’s thoughts, habits, and character, and gives them confidence in Christ to step into their full potential, not only in understanding their worth but being able to sow seeds for their blossoming futures as well.
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