Society today is one of instant gratification.  Something crosses our minds and BAM we need it right now. Time lapse recipes on social media are my weakness.  I wish, more than anything, I could whip up a yummy dinner in less than 1 minute.  But reality is, that same meal takes me much longer.

Diet and finances are my biggest struggle.

I feel as if I am in pretty good shape, until I am feeling a little emotional. Oh…emotions…how I loathe thee. They get me all stirred up and before I know it a weeks worth of eating healthy, down the drain.  The same goes with our finances, we might be doing really good, but I’ll have an emotional day and overspend because I don’t want to cook, or I feel the need to buy something without inhibition.

But you know what?

I always regret it.  Every. Single. Time.

It’s something I will continue to work on. I just remind myself that when I fail, I need to get back up, I have to get back up.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”

-Confucius

The good thing about learning to control your finances is it brings discipline to your life (and a lot less money for fast food!).  So usually if we are progressing financially, I notice it in my waist line as well. Honestly I do the best at these when I am investing myself spiritually.

1 John 2:16

16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.

God provides.  When I am studying and praying like I should, those really bad days are few and far between.  I am able to concentrate on him, and all other things are provided.

Are you struggling today?  What do you do to say focused when you’re having a bad day?  If you are having a bad day, drop me a line and I’ll pray for you.  Who are we as humans, if we don’t care for each other?  I’m here for you friend!

 

 

 

 

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1 John 2:16 in all English translations

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