Wednesday, November 13, 2013

when ends don't meet...

Okay, so maybe that is an exaggeration,  
"when end don't meet." 
We honestly have never fully been in that situation.  We have never had to look at no money and wonder how we were going to feed our family.  We have never had to look at $20 and pray that it would somehow become enough for rent.  We have never even been with out a car.
But we are in a different place than we have been in before.  First year I am not working full time, Andrew is working an internship and we have a baby (actually I don't think having a baby has added that much to our budget, but that is another post for another time).
Frugality used to be for fun, but now it is for function.  
In this stage, being the planner that I am I tend to worry and even get frustrated.  
How do we just slide by each month, even though we are making generally wise financial decisions with what we have? 
How will we replace the very old cars we have if  one dies? 
Where will we be in a year?
Then I come back to The Word
 No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:24-34

It comes down having trust and being faithful to something that is way more important and deserving of my thoughts.

Have you ever been a situation like this?  What did you do to make sure you were serving God and not money?

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