I remember the first time I got a tattoo. I wish I could say that I had thought about what I wanted for a few years. After all, this is one of those life decisions that would forever be imprinted on my body and it was one that I had to hide from my parents (sorry mom). The truth is, it was a last minute spontaneous urge/idea. As some may know the emotional process of getting a tattoo is both exciting yet painful. Once the process is complete and you see the end result you can’t help, but forget the pain that it caused you.
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...