Thursday, March 15, 2007
Resourcefulness vs. Being Consumed by Thoughts of Money
Lately I've being thinking a lot about how much time and energy I spend on money-saving endeavors. I wonder if getting the best deal on everything and pouring over flyers to plan shopping has been consuming me a little too much. While I do find satisfaction in saving money, I do not want this to define me or become a pride or worry issue. It seems to be a fine line between being a wise steward of the resources God has entrusted us with and making that an idol in my life. I know that the time I spend doing these money-saving activities does save our family money, but I don't want this necessary part of life to become a focus of my life, especially in these early years of our children's lives. These years go so quickly so I want to use my time wisely. With that said, it is important to live within one's means and be careful with our finances. Finding the balance is the hard part.