When we really want something, it is easy to deceive ourselves into buying it, whether we can afford it or not.
When it comes to your personal finances, have you been totally honest with yourself or are you fooling yourself by not being real? Consider the ways you can fool yourself:
- Do you acknowledge the difference between needs and wants?
- Are you yearning for a certain item because once you buy that item you will finally be happy?
- Have you convinced yourself that you don’t make enough money to save for an emergency fund or retirement?
- Are you a generous giver or do you think your salary is not big enough for you to be generous?
Any of these attitudes can justify handling money in a way that does not honor God.
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