The Great Recovery – How to Improve Your Own Economy

by financialmom

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You can’t miss it – it’s all over the news, the big debt ceiling debate in the United States.  Special interest groups are all lobbying to have their interests protected in the agreement being hammered out the halls of Congress.  The media is full of doomsday predictions of what will happen if an agreement is not finished in time, and the United States starts defaulting on its obligations.

Now Is The Time

Dave Ramsey says it’s time for people to fix their own economy, one family at a time.  We have begun to think of the government as our hope and provider, instead of recognizing only God brings prosperity to the people, and is the author of all our hope.  It’s time for The Great Recovery to spread across America and the world.

If you did not see the live simulcast of Dave Ramsey’s kickoff for The Great Recovery, you can watch it here.   I will highlight the best points for you.

We must understand real change starts with individuals.  Individuals make up the economy, millions of them!  If we fix the individuals and families, we will fix the economy.  It’s time to get up and do something, not just pray about it!   

We have put ourselves in the position we are now in.  We have not been managing our money God’s way.  If you don’t handle your money the way God intended you to, you will fail 100% of the time.

The Big Vision

Can you imagine what would happen if your family, your church, your community, your state, and entire nation would handle money God’s way?  Here’s what would happen.  Debt would go down.  Savings would go way up.  Unethical businesses would have no customers, and would close.  Employers would treat employees like family.  Hope comes back.  Marriages would be saved!

Here’s more of what would happen.  Debt free, hopeful people give more.  God’s kingdom is glorified.  Managing our money God’s way will bring revival.  The economy is fixed, one family at a time.  There is a vacuum in our marketplace, and we need to boldly step in!

So what do we need to do?  We need to take action now.  Our churches need to step up and lead the way.  Stop allowing your church to be a victim of hopeless giving!   Broke people can not help other people. 

Churches need to facilitate financial education classes to teach people how to manage their money God’s way.  Churches need to be unafraid to preach what God’s word says, and rest on God’s authority.  There are many good programs out there like Financial Peace University to help God’s people get out of bondage to debt.  

Recovery Starts With You 

Take The Great Recovery Pledge today, and change your family tree forever:

This great nation can recover.  I believe it will happen from the bottom up, one family at a time.  I commit to make sure my family is equipped to do our part, by educating ourselves on God’s way of handling money, living responsibly, saving for the future, and giving to others.

What will you do today to improve your own economy?

New Profile Pic 2599R The Great Recovery   How to Improve Your Own EconomyPamela Otten is CEO of Pamela Otten LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. She loves to work with women business owners and entrepreneurs, and women in transition due to job change, death, or divorce. Pamela will help you set and reach your financial goals, educate you to understand your investments, and teach you how to do more charitable giving. Pamela is a Qualified Kingdom Advisor (, trained and committed to integrating biblical principles with her investment advice.

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Paul Crowson July 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Thanks Pam…we try really hard to be the right examples of no/low debt because we do believe what you said.. “The economy is fixed one family at a time!!! for sure!!!


Lori July 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Pamela, you and Dave are so right. We all need to take more control over our own finances to help put this nation back on track.


Bill Fleischhauer July 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Pamela this is Spectacular*** You are ‘Right-On’ This is a Grand Slam Piece! The more Each of Us takes Responsibility for our own Fiscal House the more it will Spread…What a Wonderful Epidemic this will Be:) It is All about the Action each of us takes managing our money God’s WAY !! Well Done, Good and faithful Servant*


Pat Cruickshank July 26, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Great reminders Pamela. We are taking steps to have better control of our finances as we feel it is very important to steward what God has provided for us. I am going to read your free report.


Karen Knight July 27, 2011 at 6:18 am

This is so true Pamela, if we all stepped up and took responsibility for our own financial education… it would certainly create a powerful ripple effect across the nations. We often forget that even though individually we may be but a droplet of water, working together towards a common goal we become an ocean capable of creating a tsunami.


Sadie July 27, 2011 at 7:39 am

Awesome vision. Love the idea of a debt free family tree of descendants.


Vicky July 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Thanks for saying it!


Golda Smith July 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

I wish there was a must read button because this is a must read. You are dead on in this article. To many complaining about the government, the economy and their employer’s. Blaming everyone besides themselves for their current financial troubles.
It’s way past time for personal accountability and until we acknowledge that, there will continue to be weeping and gnashing of teeth, that’s God’s word!


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