Luke 14:28 Which of you, wishing to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost to see if he has the resources to complete it? 29 Otherwise, if he lays the foundation and is unable to finish the work, everyone who sees it will ridicule him,

Although Jesus was speaking about the sacrifice of discipleship, He makes a practical point about budgeting.

In life, especially around birthdays and holidays, it’s important to have and keep a budget. If it doesn’t fit the budget, it doesn’t need to be purchased.

God desires that His children prosper in every way, including our finances, but if we’re so determined to overspend our money on “stuff,” He can’t get us to a true place of wealth. Wealth is where money works for us. Wealth is where we can give money away and we won’t miss it. Wealth is where we can truly be a financial blessing to others.

If we continue to spend, spend, spend, how can God entrust us with wealth? We’ll be enslaved to “stuff.”

Let’s continue to be led by the Holy Spirit to stay within a budget.