Don't Let Debt Distract You

Society has instilled in most recent generations that debt is normal. College kids are signed up for credit cards before they even know the basics of budgeting and saving. Young couples want the things their parents have without going through the decades of work to get them. Credit makes debt easy, which can be incredibly dangerous.

The devil can use debt and money worries as a ball and chain to keep us from serving God with all we have. How can we tithe if there's no money in the account? How can we support missions if we're waiting for payday just to keep our head above water? How can we keep our homes the way the Lord has planned when our thoughts are consumed with debt?

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24

If a Christian woman can be torn from completely focusing on God's plan for her life, she can't be serving with all her heart. We can't raise our families the way He wants if our finances dictate how much and when we have to work. We can't put money aside for the future or plan anything special because we're constantly trying to dig ourselves out of the hole we've created for ourselves.

Buying things on credit shows God that we don't trust Him to provide what we need. Our wants get in the way of our needs and our perception of how we spend our money gets twisted. We aren't content with the blessings of the day, so we get out ahead of God's plan and try to take on the world of finances ourselves.

If you're currently in debt, take a look at your budget and find ways to get rid of it now. If you need help, get some financial counseling and review what the Bible says about how to spend, save and be good stewards of your money. There's so much more God would have us do in life to serve Him if we'd focus on Him and not our bank account.

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