I have never written about finances, but this photo prompted me to touch on it… 99% of what you see in this closet was purchased at thrift stores and consignment shops. Very little in Lydia’s closet is brand new. Much of these clothes have been gifted from friends at church, whose children or grandchildren out-grew them.
Jeremiah and I are not as far along in our financial journey as we would like to be. We have made mistakes along the way as we allowed our emotions to dictate our purchases. Several years ago, by God’s grace, we were able to pay off $35,000 of debt (in one year) following Dave Ramsey’s principles. The next year we got pregnant and got distracted.
Last year, we got refocused/energized about the possibility of paying off Jeremiah’s truck and our mortgage. It’s been interesting to see the truck loan dwindle as we diligently apply an extra payment each week. I want to encourage anyone who reads this, struggling financially, to trust God with your finances. If you have never taken a course by Dave Ramsey, I highly recommend it. The steps work when you follow them.
We should have Jeremiah’s truck paid by Thanksgiving this year, and our house should be paid off by July 2023. We’re trusting God for the discipline and provision to accomplish such goals.
God is stirring something in us that is larger than anything we could ever ask or imagine. I’m excited about 2023 already – for many reasons – this is just one of them.
If you need encouragement in your financial journey, email me. I’d be happy to spur you along in prayer as you make financial victories!