My glass must have a hole in it!
I have a problem. A full glass must not be in my monetary future. As soon as I get some money saved, I spend it. I just can’t seem to hang on to it. Every time my glass gets down to half full, something or someone fills it up. Then I “drink” it down, by spending it. Sometimes this cycle takes months or even years.
Also, like most people, I’m on the spiritual roller coaster of life. Some days I’m on top of the hill and others I’m at the bottom. When I’m on top, my glass if full. I think more clearly and focus on scripture. My behavior and words show it. When I’m at the bottom, with a half empty glass, my decision-making leaves a lot to be desired.
It makes me wonder, “how do I stay on top of the hill?” Why do I wonder? I just answered that in the previous paragraph. It all has to do with the landmark in the distance, a.k.a. my focal point. Where am I spending my time? What are the words that I’m speaking, hearing or seeing? This landmark is used by the farmer to strike an even land. It’s used by boaters like a lighthouse. Every profession has a guideline or a code.
My landmark is scripture. Also known as the Word and Truth. In the Bible, scripture refers to debt 7,509 times. It’s not a positive reference. As our friend Dave Ramsey says, “debt is dumb.” So, what can we do to get out of it. We first need to identify that it’s there. Then we have to do something about it.
This realization of your deficit is the first step in going from BLINDness to SIGHT. Talking about it is one thing. Doing something about it is another.
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