Daily Devotion

Biting Off Too Much

Driven by the need to achieve, and a soaring faith, there are times we bite off more than we can chew. I am talking about trying to purchase things we can’t afford. Renting apartments we can’t afford and trying to run vehicles that are too expensive for us. We start projects we fail to finish and try to do weddings we can’t pay for. We therefore try to raise the funds from friends and family or just manipulate our circles to get the job done. Taking a large bite into that prime steak will leave you chewing for a long time or choking on that steak. It is a bad habit to take on too much financial responsibility at a time.
Pace yourself,gauge your current situation and flex your muscles to get the job done. Allow yourself to grow into that next level. Take your time and don’t weigh yourself down with all you want to do. A quick look at your income should tell you what would be too much for you. Predetermine your expenditure in proportion to your income then organically grow to the next level. Appreciate where you are in light of where you are going and enjoy the journey. Trying to live like you have already arrived will lead to a stressful life.

And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. 

Dear God, grant me perspective and self-control in retrospect. Give me the foresight to see the implications of my decisions. May I commit myself only after a good understanding of my undertakings. And may I have the discipline not to take on to much at a time. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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