We all want to live a good general lifestyle; and that is good, normal, healthy and right. We are to take care of ourselves and our families. We really should save some of our hard earned money, spend some of our hard earned money and share with others some of our hard earned money.
When we save some of money that we have worked hard for, then we will have it to set aside for a rainy day. That is a saying to express the fact that we will have it for when something comes up that we need or even want. Unexpected things happen all the time. For example, a woman had already done her purchases for the week, including buying fruit and other things. But then because of health problems, she ended up needing stuff at the pharmacy that she was not counting on.
She was not well off. She was struggling to get by. She had to borrow the money to pay for her stuff. She would be able to pay the woman, her mother, that she borrowed the money from a week later when she got her pay; and her mother was fine with that. Then she had more health problems unexpectedly and needed to go to the pharmacy again. She was thankful she had a good sister to help her out to see her through. And she would also pay her sister the following week.
But there is sense to this true story. The woman who is struggling wants to live a good general lifestyle like others. She is in debt and is trying to get out of debt and hopes to be free of debt as soon as she can, which is a very good goal for all people–to be out of debt as soon as possible.
Now, at the beginning of this article, it was said that we should all spend some money on ourselves. Yes, we all have bills and they must get paid. So, yes, we have to spend money. But we also have to treat ourselves sometimes, which falls under the category of spending money.Those things don’t have to be expensive and extravagant, but going through the drive thru for a coffee and a donut or out for lunch with friends sometimes is fine. It gives you a sense of joy and refreshment.
But this woman seemed to have people constantly bombarding her with their needs, demands and wants.. And she reached down deep into her small bit of money to give generously; but she hurt herself doing so, because she did not have money set aside for her needs. And earlier that year she had given too much to someone who was demanding this and that.
She recently told someone that she did not have the money that he was asking for; yet he said that he was worthy. It does not matter how much someone proclaims their own worthiness, if you do not have the money do not give to someone. Do not give so much that you leave yourself bone dry; because be sure that those who are always demanding from you, are not going to be there to help you out when you have needs of your own.
Yes, you do have the right to live a good, general lifestyle with your bills paid and your needs met, along with some money set aside for the future. No one has the right to be always digging in your pockets. No, we are not to be greedy and hoarding misers where we never share; but when there are times that we are going through rough financial times, we do not have to give to beggars who could work to support themselves.