I wasn't going to get online to write in my journal again today but while I was out I had gotten a church flyer that was very thought provoking. It was called" I want it now"
He was talking about how our society has become, for the most part, a now society. We have the commercials about the lump sum payouts that we can get instead of waiting for the monthly payments. We have instant oatmeal, coffee, and many instant foods. It had gotten me thinking about how we now how microwaves to heat up our food. My grandmother used to take hours to cook a full meal and now it takes minutes. The same with baking. There is instant cookie dough. Most people dont make thier own cake batter or cookie dough. Credit cards are the tools for our now thought pattern if you think about it. You dont have to save up with a credit card just get it right away and pay for it later. This is where large credit card debt comes into play. Then we tend to over spend and buy things that we really dont need. i have bought many things that at the time I thought i needed now it sits in my closet or dusty on the shelf.
" Impulse buying has ruined relationships and lives" (Pastor B. J. Knefly said) "living our lives to satisfy our immediate desires can lead to regret and remorse" I know that is true because i have bought something only to regret buying it when I had gotten home.
Proverbs 3:13-15 "Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding. For the profit of wisdom is better than silver, and her wages are better than gold. Wisdon is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare to her."
I know I am guilty of this sometimes. It's just for a thought.