Money often costs too much.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –
I can remember, in another life as they say, working hard and being so hungry for the VP title. Those who had it said “it means nothing.” It wasn’t until I had it that I realized how right they were.
As I write this and contemplate Emerson’s words, I do so having, in the past, had not so much to worry about and having now the constant awareness of my financial concerns. As with the fancy title, money really doesn’t matter all that much. True, knowing I could pay my bills felt good and now the monthly “I wonder how” is showing me a different viewpoint, but honestly? I was more stressed back then even than now.
One way or another, the Lord provides in ways most important and I am a flawed human who needs constant reminder of His love. His mercy is UNCEASING though and while I learn more and more about our relationship, His and mine, and grow deeper and deeper with Him – learning anew what the word trust means, He understands, loves, forgives, and provides.
Emerson’s right. Money truly does cost too much. It’s all about trusting the Lord and reflecting His love. I can’t afford to deal with the rest of it. He’s handling it.