Since the age of 18 when I got my first credit card, I have gone in and out of debt. From credit cards, to medical bills, to school loans and now a house, I have paid off…racked up…paid off…racked up and paid off. Not it’s not just me, but we…
A few years ago, we went through a small group study called Crown Financial. It was during that time when a light bulb went off for me and I put a box around this verse:
What became clear to me was that I, the borrower, had become slave to many lenders, there by possibly keeping me from serving freely in the way I wanted to.
It was keeping me from being as generous as I would like to have been.
Keeping us from giving more than we were able to.
Since the change in perspective, the road hasn’t been easy but thankfully God has been gracious, creative and patient with us.
We have learned how not to become enslaved and plan to never go there again. We have learned how to be better stewards and serve one master.
If you like so many people right now are struggling to get out of debt, become wiser financially, I can’t say enough about Dave Ramsey… his class was so helpful to us and complimented the Crown Financial material in such a practical way. Simple Mom also has some great tools and advice as well as many cost saving tips for everyone…not just moms.
It can be a long haul but it’s so worth it. It’s for freedom Christ has set you free. Don’t give up your freedom and become the slave to a lender.