Not to long ago I wrote an article concerning how I crawled out of credit card debt. After finally getting out of credit card debt, I started thinking…If I could get out of credit card debt, wouldn’t it be great to get out of ALL debt! I now believe it is possible to be even free from my mortgage and Ms. Sallie Mae! So, now I am on a mission!
Use what you have
Nothing inspired me more than the passage found in 2 Kings 4:1-7. It speaks of a widower whose husband left her with debt. She had nothing in her possession but a jar of oil. After seeking wise counsel from a prophet, he instructed her to simply use what she had to get out of debt!
Wow, I thought…we all have something in our possession to help us get out of debt. The key is asking God to reveal it to us and use it to become debt free. This could be items that you are no longer using, downsizing your lifestyle, using your passion or purpose to further the kingdom and more importantly, applying the money earned to become debt free!
Take a pause
Before starting this journey of simply becoming debt free, I remember not long ago that I felt it was time for me to add a new shiny car to my lifestyle:) So I started looking. However, I just couldn’t seem to find a great deal. But I now know it was nobody but God who allowed me to not put myself into an unnecessary obligation. The great thing is God has blessed me with a car that has been faithful and paid for!
So, before signing your name to another loan, credit card, or debt, think twice! It now makes sense to me. God wants us to be debt free. More importantly, God doesn’t wish for us to pass down debts to our loved ones, but requires us to be careful and cautious for every dollar that comes into our possession.
I hope this message was an eye opener for you just as it was for me! I am now on my way to becoming debt free!
Remember: your choice, your future!