“What is a freedom date?” I can guarantee that question probably does not come up in regular conversation. When is the last time you asked your friend over coffee, “Hey, when is your debt freedom date, again?” Maybe it’s a question we need to ask more often.
Yesterday, I shared a little common myth between the idea of good debt vs. bad debt and in reality how all debt is just debt. Today, I want to share with you why it’s important to get out of debt.
Yesterday, I shared with you a bit of my story of how I unintentionally became a slave to debt and as a result, debt was holding me back from what I felt God was calling me to do. Today, I want to talk about the myth behind good debt, and why there is really no such thing as good debt.
Imagine the weakest of all lights. Now put that light in the darkest place you can think of. What happens? Darkness gives way, and your dim light illuminates what was unseen. Now, imagine the One whose very existence inspired the idea of light. Add Him to your dark room. What happens? The darkest night becomes bright as day. This is what God can do with the darkest part of our hearts and minds. However, when we confess our darkest parts only to God, we tend to slowly cover God’s brightness with shame, pain, and our own selfish desires.
BAM! Do you ever have one of those moments when a pastor says something that hits you right upside your face? It just happened to me during week one of A Way Out. Pastor Craig said something like, “God will never tempt you, but He will test you. Testing is for promotion, but temptation is for demotion.” Whoa, so good! If God doesn’t tempt us, then where does temptation come from, and how do we stop it?
Recently, I handed over a project that was, for lack of a better term, my baby. I poured months and months of my heart and soul into this project.
So when it came time to hand it off to someone else, I had the normal questions in my mind: “What if they mess it up? What if all that work was for nothing?” I think those questions are fairly normal.
Then came the ugly question that I wish I didn’t ask. The question that shows that I, in fact, have a prideful heart:
“What if they lead better than I did?”