The US government has provided a perfect example of bad practice for spending way beyond its means, and most Americans do the same thing. It is too easy to spend money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like with things we don’t need. It’s unfortunate that maxing out credit cards has become the American way. It has created discontentment in our society that feeds the cycle. You don’t have to follow that cycle.
Doing Everything But Thinking
Debt, as you can see above, is an acronym. I challenge you to think about where your money is going, what it is or isn’t doing, and why you should take control of it and allow God’s principles to dictate how you manage it.
It’s Not Easy
Our sinful nature wants to take the easy way out, but sometimes we need to take a hard look at things. We need to head down that difficult road of change. Most of us are buying things we don’t need, and paying prices we don’t need to pay. The first step to getting out of debt is to THINK about everything you buy.
I’m All For Having Nice Things
You should have nice things and live the best. But when you try to add the blessing to yourself, you can
get in debt and become discontented. Psalm 37:4 reads, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and shall give you the desires of your heart.” When the desires of your heart line up with God, you’ll find you need a lot less than you may think.
I pray for each one of you that the blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it (Proverbs 10:22). I believe that you are seeing that it is more fruitful, streamlined, and causes less pain to follow God’s plan instead of your own. I encourage you to be open to God revealing the areas of change that are needed for your finances. Amen!
If you would like to study further on this topic, this blog discusses insights on pages 39-42 of my book “Solving Your Money Problems.”
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