During the season of Lent, many of you enter a time of reflection, repentance, prayer, and sacrifice. Today, I ask you to consider an additional type of sacrifice.
People often tell me they cannot afford to cut anything from their regular expenses. Look closer. Try to identify items that zap money from your budget, often unnoticed. We buy these items and fail to notice the expense that adds up over time. For example, one large latte, purchased twice weekly over the course of a year, could cost $250 or more! I call these items, “spending leaks”. I challenge you to sacrifice those items.
Read Matthew 25:14-28, then pray for wisdom concerning your financial matters, and the strength to plug your leaks.
DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.