When it comes to money, we all need to watch those things that take it away from us. I am talking about the things that subtract what you have. Keep a good two eyes, two ears and four hands on what takes away your money. The only part of your hard earned cash is when you have no alternative. Many people wake up to the fact that they have spent a fortune on nothing. Like the prodigal son in Luke 15, they spend all they have on nothing. Obviously they feel the need to spend a little here and a little there but honestly speaking, all that expenditure is avoidable.
What are the things that take money from you that can be avoided? We all have bills we can avoid. Don’t just make the payment because you have the money. Take your time and keep your money for as long as possible. Some of those expenses may actually be small and insignificant but they do add up over time. Keep your money for as long as possible and part with it if the expenditure is absolutely unavoidable. Put more money in your pocket by plugging the holes that drain it from you. Find creative ways to be self-sufficient so you don’t have to spend on everything.
SCRIPTURE READING LUKE 15:11-17
Then Jesus said, “A man had two sons. The younger one told his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So the father divided his property between them. A few days later, the younger son gathered everything he owned and traveled to a distant country. There he wasted it all on wild living. After he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. So he went out to work for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. No one would give him anything, even though he would gladly have filled himself with the husks the pigs were eating. “Then he came to his senses and said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more food than they can eat, and here I am starving to death!
Dear God, Give me the wisdom and self-control to avoid unnecessary expenditures that subtract money from me. Show me how I can do things without having to pay a premium. Give me the grace to avoid waste and wisdom to make the most of what you give me. In Jesus name. Amen.