Do you have any bad habits that you are trying to break in 2020 ?
I had developed a habit of hobby shopping at Amazon.com.
With today’s new technology, spending money has become easier than ever !
My first order was some cinnamon from Sri Lanka, through the Cinnamon Hill Company in England. That was so easy, and successful, that I quickly progressed to buying other items such as French shaving cream and soaps for my husband, a weighted blanket, which we love, silk pillowcases to prevent wrinkles, and lots of other nice, but unnecessary stuff.
It was when the leather driving gloves arrived, that the Holy Spirit convicted me that my habit had become sinful and overindulgant.
The gloves were the wrong colour, much too big for my small hands, and had no fingertips.
As I re-packaged the gloves to send back to Amazon, I asked for God’s help to stop my over- shopping. It had been pleasant to shop by tapping on my iPad while sitting in my lounge chair.
I have no further plans to buy anything else through Amazon.com.
There is great poverty in our rural outport. Many residents work seasonally at the local fish processing plant, and year-round work is often part-time and minimum wage.
Near the end of the month, most stores are empty, as people await the arrival of their government cheques.
God reminded me that money does not ‘belong’ to us. Everything belongs to Him, and he expects us to use the resources that he has ‘lent’ us wisely. He expects us to help our neighbours.
I am grateful I overcame this bad habit with God’s help.
I still have other bad habits that I need help with too.