Day 15: Dealing with Debt
And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered to David. And he became captain over them. - 1 Samuel 22:2
Everyone who was in distress, debt and discontent - sounds like a lot of people we all know. Maybe even you. More often than not, that distress and discontent are conditions that really come from debt. And, debt that cannot be paid will keep you in distress. If everything you earn is going pay down debt, you will be discontented. Moral of this story – stay out of debt!
The average American family spends more money than it earns; we are buying things with money we don’t have. And since you have begun the 90 Day Challenge, there is no doubt you have started taking a serious look at where your money goes. If you have discovered that you are spending more than you are earning, now is the time to make some serious course corrections.
Ask God to give to open your eyes to any debt problems you may have and then earnestly ask Him for the wisdom to make the necessary corrections in your finances.
When you see a necessary course correction in your spending or money management, do not hesitate to make the changes. In the words of Nike, “Just Do It.”