This is a part of an article I just read. It’s nothing new, in that sense, but it’s clarity and challenge need to be shared.

DebtFreePledge“My husband and I have both adopted this way of thinking. Instead of purchasing new furniture or clothing, we’re happy to buy second-hand stuff. It’s not that we can’t afford it – the Lord blessed my husband with a good job. We could buy whatever we wanted. The question we asked was this: “Why pay full price so we can say we were the first ones to own something?” It’s not that important to either of us.

Consequently, we live a life free of debt and, more importantly, free of stuff. We’ve learned that the more we own, the more of our time is required to be good stewards of stuff. We both have more important things to do with our time.

For heaven’s sake, people are dying and going to hell while we’re dusting, polishing, and devoting our time and attention to inanimate objects!

This is not a standard that I am holding up for anyone else. It is how I choose to live my life. It doesn’t make me any more “spiritual” than anyone else – doesn’t earn extra points with God!”

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