Blog-friend Anne Jackson has done it again. Relevant Magazine published another one of her articles. Jackson's has a way with turning a phrase that is real world-practical and humble all at the same time.
For me personally, her article is a timely one. My wife and I are working our way through Crown Financial Ministry curriculum with friends in a small group study so Jackson's piece really hits home.
My first encounter with this unfriendly beast was after a company dinner several years ago. I realized how inadequate my wardrobe looked compared to my coworkers’. And as I waited for the valet to bring my car around, I realized how inadequate my little red Cavalier looked compared to a never-ending stream of BMWs, Lexuses and the occasional Mercedes.
A week later, I caved in and purchased an expensive convertible sports car—and the wardrobe to go with it. At just 20 years of age, I accumulated almost $40,000 in debt in a little over a year. The Little Green Monster had chased me, tackled me and bit me—hard.
What I expected was never-ending happiness, now that I had the perfect car and the perfect clothes. Instead, a flood of credit card bills inundated me. Not only was I running from the Little Green Monster, bill collectors were chasing after me too. And as I tried my hardest to beat them down the road, I never managed to escape them biting at my heels. (link)
HT: Anne Jackson; Relevant Magazine