You never forget the crappy days. As much as you want to, you can’t. I used to see this as a curse but now I see it as a blessing, for it’s important for me to remember how far I’ve come. Or, how far He’s brought me.
Lately, God has been bringing me to new and exciting places. An example of this is the new understanding He has given me when it comes to managing my finances.
I remember the day I signed up for my first credit card. I was heading to Jimmy John’s to get my regular #4 with no tomatoes when a man stopped me at the door with an enticing offer: Sign up for a credit card and get a Jimmy John’s sandwich for free.
Well, I was already going to get a sandwich anyway, right? I would actually be saving money.
I’ve always been a sucker for a good deal and being the poor, starving college student that I was, I couldn’t sign my name fast enough. I was thinking, I’ll get the free sandwich and when the card comes in, I just won’t use it.
Throughout the following five years, not only did I use that card, I used it (and another) a few too many times.
This all led me to one particularly crappy day. A crappy day with rain that fell sideways. The perfect backdrop for such a day. [Read more…]