Today I’m excited to welcome David Whitrow to be one of my guest bloggers for while I have been away this week! Please check out his blog http://plans2prosperyou.blogspot.ca/
The Finite Reality of Life
Life is limited. We only have 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week. No matter what you do you can’t add or subtract from that time. We all get the same amount. Each moment is valuable because of the simple fact that each breath we take is one closer to our last. My intent is not to be morbid but rather to inspire those around me to live each day to its fullest.
Think for a moment how much of your life is spent in negative thoughts and situations. For me the largest stress in my life is my debt load. I have expended countless hours figuring out how to juggle everything I owe and get all my payments paid on time. That is until I got fed up with it all and made a conscious decision to change my life.
Those of you have followed my blog you will know that I am devoted to getting out of debt and I write this I am nearing the end of that journey. You see by the end of this month I will be completely consumer debt free. I will still have a mortgage but credit cards, credit lines, student loans all that kind of stuff are GONE! AND I AM PUMPED!!!!
When I started down this road to financial freedom, my major motivation was the natural freedom that I was attaining. The bible says in Proverbs 22: 7 “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.” If you know me you know that I have a heart for adventure specifically through mission and ministry after missing out a great missions opportunity I realized that because I owed credit card companies money I was not free to live the life that Christ had waiting for me and if I ever wanted to step into what God wanted for me I had better wake up and take better care of my finances. And so that’s where my focus and journey began.
Now about 8 months later I am reaching my freedom in the natural and I am realizing a greater spiritual freedom than I could have imagined.
Consider this, how much time to you spend each day wondering how you are going to pay bill x or credit card y. Now imagine what happens when that fear is gone. What kind of opportunity does that open up? Our lives are finite which means every moment spent stressing over unpaid bills is a moment we can never have back. It’s a moment that we couldn’t spend enjoying the good things in life.
I am excited for this new season of life. I think about how much I obsess about finances and am so eager to be able to take all that wasted energy and move it to the things that fill me up. What revelations does God have for me now that I no longer have thoughts competing with His attention? What inspiration has been there right on the tip of my brain unable to be worked through because attention and energy has been diverted for so long?
In closing, all of the above is born out of a realization that I was making short term choices that were having negative impacts on my long term happiness. And so I ask what choices are you making today that are stopping you from living in the fullness of what God has for you tomorrow? Is today the day you draw your line in the sand and say enough, to grab a hold of all that Christ has for you? I hope it is because really life is just to short to live without thinking about tomorrow.