The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is slave to the lender.
Happy Saturday all! We made it to the weekend! I hope everyone has had an amazing week! Mine has definitely been eventful…
So this week I’ve maxed out a credit card (hopefully my parents aren’t reading this ), overdrafted my bank account, have been on the phone battling it out with my student loans, and survived an anxiety attack that occurred at 3am one morning. All this occurred after my pastor preached a sermon about the path to prosperity this past Sunday.
So I say all that to basically say, “I’m DROWNING in debt!” Now every part of me wants to leave work everyday, buy some wine and watch reality tv shows until I fall asleep. (And to be completely honest, some days in the past I have) But after getting off the phone today with my student loans AGAIN, I realized that instead of asking God, “Why did you put me in a job that only pays me $12,000 a year??!!!”… I need to be asking Him what.
What are you trying to teach me in this season? What gifts am I supposed to bring to this job to serve others? What am I doing wrong? What can I do to improve my present situation? So in asking those questions I realized that I am never moving out of my house because I am blessed to have amazing parents. Secondly, I spend way to much money on food, and thirdly I need to make a budget. So I did.
So for the month of February I am going to get back on track. The biggest takeaway from my pastor’s sermon on Sunday was that to be on the path to prosperity you have to get out of debt and have a plan. Sometimes in order to stay optimistic about hopeless situations, like debt, we have to make changes in our lives that while it might seem painful at the beginning, in the end it will lead to success. So if you’re like me let’s do it together! Create that budget! Be disciplined in your spending! Let 2019 be the year that you thrive in your journey towards financial freedom!
Check out the sermon here!!
2 thoughts on “Lessons and Blessings from Financial Distress”
Oh Maya, thank you for your honesty and transparency! ❤…I too have been struggling with my finances. I recently begin to tithe because of a sermon at my church. However, I find myself questioning God when I feel that I don’t have enough. God always begins to redirect my attention to what really matters; Him. He asked me what was I doing with what He has already given me? …that I truly have to be content in every season! Whew, that took me out a little. Lol. As for you and I, I know budget too and buy only things that are a necessity. God is faithful to all of us and we know that all things work together for our good! ❤
Great post, Maya! Thank you so much for your honesty and transparency. You and I are in a similar situation: financially, I have been struggling also. My pastor also has recently done a sermon on finances and it challenged me to start tithing. Boy o boy has it been a challenge!. I found myself to really worry more than trust because of things I thought I would need. But God has been faithful to me the ENTIRE time! He really has supplied every need and my times of struggle, I have sought Him more than anything and we are now closer ❤