Friday, August 5, 2011

Show me the MONEY.

I know it has been a while since I have posted, but I decided to break the silence with something that has been on my mind lately.  I have been struggling with this whole concept of a budget and spending money wisely.  I recently went through a job change, which is very stressful, cue the stress spending.  You almost don't realize you are doing it until afterwards, when you are looking at your bank account dwindle.  I have always prided myself on having a nice cushion or as Dave Ramsey would say "Emergency Fund".  The cushion took a hit...a big hit.  So now I am freaking out, because as most of you know, women love security.  Emergency fund=security.

Here is the crazy part.  If the timing of the old/new job would have shifted a few days, I would have had the potential to make extra money in the midst of my job shift.  But...timing didn't shift...and I didn't make extra money, so now I am stuck wondering why.  I think this is a teachable moment for God (you know how parents always talk about teachable moments with their children).  He was going to use this to teach me something about wise money management, something about WHAT I spend my money on, something about HOW I spend my money.

Then I saw this:

Dang it...........So I am now on a mission to be an excellent manager of my God's money. 

Matthew 6:24
"No one can serve two masters. Either he'll love the one and hate the other, or he'll despise the one and be devoted to the other.  No one can serve both God and money."

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