If you don't mind, I'm just going to be transparent for a second.
I'm 6 months fresh out of college with a degree in Art and a minor in creative writing. At 24 years old, I live at home with my mom and I have no steady income. Now its not for lack of trying. I currently have about 5 different business ventures I'm working on or do part time. I'm a 6th year photographer, an aspiring author and an event coordinator for CreARTics. I participate in different art shows around Georgia ministering and trying to sell my artwork. On top of my patriarch in a pear tree, I'm also a budding videographer. 5 business ventures...barely any income.
Now of course, this lack of income is part of the territory of following your dreams. Heaven forbid you walk across the stage, bust through those coliseum doors, throw up your hands and go "Hello World!! I'm here now with a degree and a dream! Pay me my monae!!!!" Ha! It would be nice if it did, but apparently Adulting doesn't work that way. You find out real quick that Adulting is mostly struggling not to settle or having to settle for some low paying job to pay the bills that really could care less about that dream you have. Welp! I'm right there in the thick of it. My credit card bill is about $40 dollars from reaching its limit because thats how I pay my bills. My bank accounts are low, dropping every day I decide food is important, and the next foreseeable check is not until march. The end of March. Mhmm yeah. This is my life. And yet...I'm not freaking out because of one simple question: Do I have what I need to get through today?
Do I have enough gas in my car to get where I need to get today? Do I have enough to feed myself today? Do I have what I need to pay today's bills? Do I have some place to stay today? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you are golden!! Stress comes from worrying about the negative possibilities of life. However if you focus on what is instead of focusing on what might not be, emphasis on the word might, you'd enjoy life so much more.
Now this is the part where you say easier said than done and you are absolutely right. I struggle to stay focused on today instead of worrying about tomorrow too. I just signed up for a new project management system that is $30/month. I knew I needed it but couldn't really afford it so I went running to God and literally said HELP!! I need... *insert list of money shortages here*. This dude turned right back around and told me that He had me. That my walk is solidified in faith and that if I continued to worry about what I didn't have I was never going to afford anything. In other words trust that God is going to take care of what you don't have. Sitting around stressing about tomorrow is not trusting God.
Despite popular belief, God never intended us to struggle all our lives in or close to debt. The word abundance is all throughout the bible and He promises to give us desires of our heart. Not to mention, your dream/passion is connected to your purpose. God is well aware that executing your purpose requires money. So don't think He is not going to fund your entire operation. I know I have personally already submitted a digital and written request by computer and messenger bird for my debit to the bank of Heaven. But in order to get approved you have to have faith He will provide. So, get in the habit of every-time you start freaking about next weeks bill or tomorrow's needs, STOP and ask yourself: Do you have what you need to get through today? If the answer is yes, stop stressing because the only thing that needs your focus is whatever it is you are doing right then.