One of the best parts of having a relationship with the Lord is that I get a front-row seat to witness His answers to prayer.
Throughout my health journey, I dedicated my life to the Lord, including all of the little facets: weightloss, finances, relationships, etc.
Not only has He provided for me (to the exact dollar amount of my needs), but He also places people in my life to sharpen my growth.
Take, for instance, Dave Ramsey. His Total Money Makeover has begun to revolutionize my relationship with money. No longer am I consumed with spending; I’ve begun the first “baby step”: saving money.
In one of the chapters of his book, Ramsey encourages his believing readers to make a commitment before God to stick to their budget. Dave Ramsey also wrote that God may almost immediately test our will with a hard obstacle.
Walp, not 30 minutes after hearing this portion of the audiobook and mentally commiting to my budget, I had my first test: volleyball lessons.
I’ve dearly longed to take volleyball lessons on a regular basis. In fact, I had reached out to a volleyball coach, and he finally responded with the cost figures. Today.
And that’s when I realized this was my first test of the new year budget. Was I going to spend $40-80 a week to improve my volleyball game and finally learn how to spike and block? Or was I going to put a hold on this dream in order to gain the bigger dream of being financially stable?
I emailed back, regretfully stating that I couldn’t afford the lessons at this time. Not only am I grateful that the Lord gave me a golden opportunity to serve Him by making a choice to be a good steward of His money; but I also get to be proud of myself for standing my ground.
So, here’s to a year full of wise decisions on all facets of life, including money.
Happy New Year!