This weekend I kept thinking about obedience and discipline. Being obedient is not something I struggle with greatly. I have always been a rules follower! Yes, I am that girl. You know the one who gets made fun of for supposedly not wanting to “live life a little”. 🙂 Discipline on the other hand I struggle with daily! I like to think I am a very disciplined person but when it comes down to it, I suck at it.
In 1 Samuel 15:22 there is one line that says “to obey is better than sacrifice”. Lately, I have had to learn the art of discipline in my finances. It’s not easy. I like spending money. Who doesn’t? 🙂 But I realized that my spending habits are not helping me get out of debt any sooner. So, I have made some changes. Disciplining myself to not spend money on things I don’t need at the moment. I would rather be obedient to what I know and have felt for a long time the Lord was asking of me than to sacrifice what the future holds if I am not obedient now. This week has been hard. I really want to go and buy some new clothes. Not that I truly need them. I just want them! (I have to be honest about that!)
I have two coupons for two of my favorite stores and I will not be using them. Just because I have them doesn’t mean I need to go spend money that should be used to chip away at my debt because I have a coupon! I have put myself on a stricter budget as well. I am determined to get out of debt as quickly as possible.
This is a hard thing for me but I truly want the freedom to be able to give more generously to others. I read on twitter this quote: “Live simply so others can simply live.” This quote was on Bianca Juarez’s page. She also had a great post on her blog about debt. So if you get the chance go check out her post Ghetto Fabulous.
I am also getting more disciplined in writing on my blog! Look for more post and pictures to come soon and hopefully a blog makeover! 🙂