Do you have a family member that asks you for money? You might be reluctant to help, and the situation could get very awkward. You may be wondering the correct way to handle a situation in which family and friends are asking to borrow money. Despite what you may want to say, its difficult to simply tell them, “Get a job!” Consider a biblical response, then create a logical plan.
The Biblical Principle:
The Bible tells us that we are supposed to give freely to our brothers and sisters in Christ. That means we should expect nothing in return. This principal may initially feel difficult, but God is clear throughout the Bible that generosity is pleasing to him. He loves a cheerful giver. Allow this situation to help you grow spiritually. Unfortunately for that family member, receiving money from you is a short-term solution. How can you get them to stop asking for money?
The TRADEway Solution:
They say, give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. Perhaps you can teach them how to make more money with the money they do have. Show your friends and family how to make money in the stock market, then when they learn to make money with their money they will stop asking you for money. Both of you will feel a sense of freedom when they are able to ask their money for money.
It is far more more rewarding to teach loved ones how to free themselves from having to go through the awkwardness of asking people for a handout. Learn how to stock trade. Figure out how to make it work for you, and then help your friends and family figure out how to make it work for them. Instead of giving them money, a short-term solution, give them the knowledge that has the potential to change their lives.