So ... Where Are We in this Process
I thought I would take this week to share where Kevin and I are mentally in this process. As I begin my Weight Watchers journey this month, I realized the similarity of the discipline the Lord is trying to create in my heart. This mind shift from spending as we wish on what we wish, much like my eating what I want and when I want, is a process. IT is not overnight. As we say in the weight loss world - YOU did not get 20 lbs over weight overnight, you will NOT shed it overnight.
It has been literally 32 years of mistakes and missteps; along with some serious emotional and mental baggage that has brought us to be this over our heads with debt. Add to that my desire to serve God in the ever lucrative (read only for Joel Osteen) ministry world - and this is not going to be a quick fix. The Navigating Your Finances God's Way study has truly been a God Send - but it has not been the miraculous fix all I had hoped. IT WILL bring us to where we need to be, of that I HAVE no doubt, but this week during our small group meeting I become VERY aware of my resistance to these much needed and necessary changes. This was made EVEN more evident, when I opened our bank account today to check our balances, and realized I HAD no idea they'd be that low. We are not back in our November dire straits BUT we are certainly still in a place of concern. This is going to take sacrifice and *GASP* maybe even a little suffering to bring about the changes in us to produce the fruits God desires in our live.
So a few things I am focusing on this week:
Excuse my spelling and grammar errors -- posted quickly this morning :)
So... Where are YOU at? Share you thoughts below!