If you've ever moved before you know the importance of downsizing. There's been plenty of times where I've planned to move into a new place, but didn't want to go through the hassle of moving all of my stuff. Like it or not, it had to be done, I had to downsize..
There have been plenty of times where I've bought something new but not fully learned all that it's capable of doing. It could be a new cellphone, a new DVD player, a new coffee machine, and so on, there's also these hidden capabilities that I can't seem to notice after a few uses. Sometimes it's months later that I discover new features and new settings that can actually make the device that much more efficient..
Have you ever been on a budget? Has money been tight or are you really trying to be a good steward of what God has given to you? This is literally my life. I have been a penny-pincher and a bargain-hunter my whole life. Sometimes I gotta face it and really ask myself, "Am I just being cheap?" You know the saying "you get what you pay for". It's very true that this saying can be applied to our spiritual life too..
I can't stand traffic. Not sure if there's anyone out there that actually enjoys it, but for the sake of saying it, I can not stand to be in traffic! Recently, I was on my way to work only to find that the road I normally take was going through some construction. Before you know it my sweet and simple fifteen minute drive was in danger of becoming a half hour journey now. Sitting in my car, frustrated, and worried about being late, I noticed if I turned around and went back to a cross street a could save the time...