Happy Monday!!!! I am 7 days into writing a fanfiction every single day and it has been a wild ride. I am excited to share what I learned about myself after this month long journey. If you want to read my stories you can them here. https://archiveofourown.org/series/1503431
So I am someone when they like something i jump in full force. I am also a collector, sometime these two things means that what ever I like I must own everything of that something. When I was a little girl and lived with my parents, my dad, Papa Bear, would always say to me “Danie don’t let this become your God”. I would get so frusterated because how could I let this tv show or collection become my God? God is my God. I did not worship idols or put watching my show above everything else.
Now as an adult, I hear that warning and understand it better. Papa Bear was trying to show me that there are more important things than collections, tv shows and thing. People are more imporant. Experiences are more important. Spending time with loved one is more important. However Jman and I often use this phrase when we are discussing our careers. We live in an expensive area, and having money for dates is sometimes non existent, Jman has a really good job however it is 7 days a week and doesn’t allow for much down time. I have a job I love but money is still a little tight. Jman and I often discuss that we are not doing our careers for the money, but instead that this is where God needs us. We often say as well we don’t want money to be our God.
And when you are living paycheck to paycheck, it helps at times when a paycheck is smaller, to remind ourselves that God gave us this paycheck. It’s not ours, God ordains every amount of money that we receives.
Money is not my God. However to let become is a big temptation. The idea to have a bigger apartment. A more comfortable couch, maybe a another brand new car. However much like having other idols creates an unsatisfactory result. I see this alot in the bay area. Those people who don’t believe in God who are floundering with anixiety and need to control everything. I struggle with anixiety as well but I also am challenged with faith. I can pray my way through an anxiety attack, I also practice giving things to God like my paychecks.
God is in control and he is the only God I have in my life.
[ Psalm 63 ] [ A psalm of David, regarding a time when David was in the wilderness of Judah. ] O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.
TTFN and God Bless You and Keep you!