I Want It To Be Easy

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'Easy Button' photo (c) 2006, Civilian Scrabble - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/In a sermon a while back my pastor said something that resonated with me.  He said, “I don’t want to just be rich in Christ.  I want it to be easy in Christ.”

I don’t know about you, but that resonates with me.

Like big time.

I find myself a lot of times looking for the easy way out.  My goal was to buy my car and have it paid off in a year.  That’s not happening. It’s probably been my slowest year to date in real estate since I started.  And I really want to win the lottery, so I can just pay for it and buy five more if I want to.

But maybe, just maybe, the things I don’t want to have to worry about, like money and time and cleaning my house (I HATE cleaning my house), are the things that I’m learning from the most.

Maybe my past struggles with money have made me more appreciative of what I have now.  Maybe cleaning my house helps me with routine and makes me a better time manager.  Maybe never feeling like I have enough time to do the things I want makes me realize more and more not to take a single second for granted.

So today when things go completely crazy and you’re running late you’re short on cash and it doesn’t seem like you can take one step forward without taking two steps back, think about how these things are changing you.

What are we learning from the hard things?

How can we use this to move forward?

***sidenote: If I do win the lottery tonight, I’ll be taking a blogging hiatus 😉

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