For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
As you awoke this morning, were you greeted with excitement because you have the opportunity to go out and use your time to serve the Lord? Perhaps it was to the contrary. In that, you were plagued with dread because you’re so inundated with debt that the majority of your time and schedule are dictated by someone who issues your paycheck?
Have you ever wondered if your current situation represents God’s original intention for your life? In essence, is God’s plan for your everyday life as complicated and taxing as it has become? It may even seem as though stopping to take a deep breath would cause everything to come tumbling down.
If the rat race is affecting your sanity and health, it may be time to re-evaluate your goals and objectives. As you take a serious inventory of your expenditures and do some deep soul searching, you may find that the pleasure you’re receiving from certain expenditures is not worth the measure of sanity and peace that you’re forfeiting.
Lord, as I take an inventory of my expenditures, show me those things that are producing self-induced struggle and unrest in my life. Lord, grant me the strength to release those things so I can essentially buy back blocks of time to use for strategic planning sessions with You in order that I may attain the hopeful future You’ve pre-ordained for me.