I am the typical American. I live in a house that is under valued, I have debt that I’m paying off and to make it worse we live on a one household income. I want to live the way our culture tells us, that I need this, that I need that. That I’m owed this, that I’m owed that.
I want to drive fancy cars, own nicer things and live in a bigger house with more land. I’m entitled right? My husband works, brings home good money and with borrowed debt, I can make our dreams come true.
We’ll you know what? Doing that isn’t going to make me happy or my family happy. In fact it’s going to stress out our family because of the increased debt we are taking on.
I’m choosing to break the cultural idol of entitlement and live with contentment.
I don’t want to be a debt borrower. I want to pay for everything in cash. I don’t want to own fancy cars that I have to pay a fortune for. I don’t want a bigger house, to fill up, with more stuff I don’t need.
Proverbs 22:7 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
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