I am not writing this because of something I have seen someone else go through, something I read about or even something I’m trying to prevent. I am writing this because of what I am going thought right now. I have come to the point where I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Debt is a tool used by Satan to ensnare people and keep them from living the life God has for them.
Unfortunately Debt is a very easy hole to fall into. With credit cards, financing and loans, it’s easy to buy whatever you want and simply pay for it later. Of course if you could not afford whatever you bought in the first place, or don’t manage your money well, you could be paying for those things for many years, like I have been. While it’s very easy to get into, Debt is sometimes very hard to get out of, especially when you keep living the same way you have been. I heard someone define Insanity as doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, and that’s exactly what keeps the debt hole growing. Soon it’s out of control and it could take years to correct what might have only been a few days worth of spending.
So, here’s my advice… If at all possible, NEVER GO INTO DEBT! Stay far far away from it, and if for some reason you feel you need to acquire a small amount of debt (i.e. car, house), have a plan to pay it back quickly BEFORE you buy whatever it is you must have. I’m not giving you this advice so that you will never own nice stuff, but so you can live the life God has for you, which I’m sure is a million times better than owning nice stuff and having to pay for it for the rest of your life.