A person’s checkbook is like a personal diary into what they really believe, their priorities. Sometimes, I “read” my checkbook.
A person can say one thing, but their checkbook will always tell the truth. Everything we buy is a choice and that choice reflects our priorities. Once in a while, I read my checkbook like a stranger peeking into someone else’s life. Are my priorities reflecting God’s transformational power in my life?
When I was a young adult, I claimed I couldn’t afford tithing, but I could afford to buy lunch, Starbucks, and the other stuff that put me further in debt. In other words, I was telling God He wasn’t my priority when I put all these other desires in front of Him. When I choose something, I am choosing to make that something a priority over something else whether out of necessity or selfishness.
And last week, I put my writing over spending time with God in some instances.
Life is about priorities, choices.
Do you read your checkbook?