Contentment says you might not have the best of everything, but you can make the best of everything. When my Dad got determined to get out of debt, he sold everything off of the walls of our house. He could have worked twice the hours or taken a second job so that he could have a fancy car or we could have nice things. He decided he wanted to be home with us and that he was going to beat the bankers at their game and pay off all of our debt.
Godliness With Contentment Is Great Gain
1 Timothy 6:6)
My Dad paid off our house, and we eventually moved to another house where he paid that one off in a record 22 months. He didn’t get a promotion or a raise. He did it through self-discipline, denial, and contentment.
Determined For Debt Freedom
When I say denial, my Dad was determined. He had a beautiful Cadillac. He looked like Magnum P.I. in it. And he bought an older Pinto. He went from gorgeous two-tone Cadillac with a moonroof to a Pinto with primary colors of bondo and primer. We worked on it and cleaned it up which improved its value. It may not have been a beauty, but it helped my Dad do radical debt elimination.
There comes a time where you have to decide what is important. Do you work three jobs so that you can have nice things to use for the 4 hours you are off work each day? Or you want to invest in family time and relationships? Only one of these focuses are going to be standing by your hospital bed sharing memories of a life lived.
If you would like to study further on this topic, this blog discusses insights on pages 54 & 58 of my book “Solving Your Money Problems.” #SYMP
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