I am writing again with a new purpose. I may change the theme of this blog to document my financial recovery.
Everyone is having a hard time financially but I am learning that you can choose to control the ride. My financial upringing was to hide under a rock until the bill collectors gave up. This is so not what to do. I have since learned that confronting your situation, creating a vision for yourself, and making plan to get past it is the right path to follow.
I created a vision board a few weeks ago. It's just a white canvans with some pictures and words from magazines pasted on it to illustrate what I want for myself in my life. In the bottom right hand corner I have the passage of the bible that tells the story of Abraham and Isaac on Mount Moriah.
It's Genesis 22:9-14 if you would like to read it.
This story just tells me that you can be doing all you know to do to be obedient to God's word and the answer is just out of your scope of vision. An angel had to call to Abraham to get him to change his focus from the sacrifice to the provision.
Jehovah Jireh - God is my provider.
I had prayed and prayed but God has shown me the path to provision. Some lessons learned.
1. Create and follow a budget
2. You can and will live off less
3. Shop for value and LEARN TO COOK your meals
4. Be faithful in giving to God
5. Take care of the things you have so that they last longer
I wish I had learned this lesson sooner. Perhaps I would be further along in my vision board but alas I am here now.
As I prepare to start work, I want every dime to be accounted for. I included every conceivable expense in my budget. I prayed over it. God will bless it. It is up to me to be faithful.