Queen Esther is running errands and then she's hitting the gym. (Hard.)
all of my credit cards are paid off and shredded and i’m chipping away at my student loans, slowly but surely. the next financial windfall i get – and i don’t mean the lotto, folks – will pay that off. i can’t even begin to tell you how good that felt, turning those cards into confetti. to be completely honest with you, it felt like freedom.
as it turns out, there’s a very good reason for that.
in proverbs 22:7, the bible says “the rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” ew. slavery? really? imagine that. and you thought they ended slavery in this country ages ago. you don’t have to be a greedy and materialistic to pull this off. if you owe up to your eyeballs nowadays (and you probably do if you’re a college graduate), you’re a debt slave. with consumerism at an all time high, the banks have found a convenient, high yield interest way to enslave all of us. the bottom line is, you don’t really own anything that you call yours – especially your home – until you’ve paid for it, in full. this has me rethinking everything i own and want: mending and refurbishing whatever i want to keep, eradicating impulse shopping and paying for everything in cash.
sounds simple enough: if you want to be free, stay out of debt.
the bible’s perspective on money is very interesting. God doesn’t seem to mind the wealthy – but He can’t stand greed, or those who take advantage of the poor or less fortunate.
all i know is, i can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. and it looks glorious.