How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Long ago, I decided I needed to look like a preacher (please forgive the stereotype). So instead of buying small, used, affordable cars, I bought big, expensive cars like Cadillacs and Lincoln Continentals although I could not afford them. When buying those cars, I examined the leather seats, fancy features, and top of the line radios, and never asked about interest rates!
After 15 years of living this way, I was under a mountain of debt from high interest financing. Finally, I started what I call my “power strategy”. That simply means that I made the largest payments I could afford in order to reduce my debt as quickly as possible. I paid as much of the principal, (the actual balance due), as often as I could. At the time, it seemed almost impossible but I had to constantly remind myself that the money battle is won with patience - one payment, one bill, one victory at a time. How do you eat the elephant of debt? One bite at a time!
This weekend, read and study Philippians 4:13, and pray for strength to take that first bite.
DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.