In our quest to live debt-free, I have had to give up a lot of "instant gratification" things. Over the last 3 years this has been the hardest thing for me. I had lived my adult life letting my credit card "bless" me and then paying off the "blessing" plus interest later. I discovered some not-so-pretty things about myself...attitudes like "I hate to wait!" and "But I want it NOW!" Self-control is not a strong suit of mine!!
In learning to have a new attitude, God showed me that He really does care about my wants. He just wants me to let Him bless me instead of going out and "blessing" myself and buying things I can't afford at that time. Over the past 3 years, He has blessed me with brand new Eddie Bauer clothes sent to me by a friend in Indianapolis. He has blessed me with incredible "hand me downs" from friends. And, He has blessed me with fun clothes at a fraction of their retail price. Today, He blessed me in that way!
In anticipation of our upcoming family photos with Marah, the kids and I stopped at Goodwill on our way to art class. Sometimes stopping at Goodwill is a complete waste of my time and other times, like today, I need more time than I have! We were a few minutes late to art class but we had so much fun being blessed today!
Check these blessings out....
an Aeropostale sweatshirt and Colts t shirt for Eric
an Easter dress, jean jacket and linen shirt for Ellen
a jean jacket and a pair of jeans for Emily
a Coldwater Creek blouse and jeans for me
...all for $35!!
Thank you LORD for knowing and providing my wants as well as meeting all my needs!!