While browsing through the internet the other day, I came upon this blog, Susan’s Reflections and one of her posts. Susan was searching for a biblical quote to represent her life in 2013. I found the quote Susan selected to not only reflect her own life, but my life as well. I hope she doesn’t mind my sharing it with you. Perhaps you will find meaning in the verse, as I have.
Here’s Susan’s Life Verse for 2013:
“Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labors on what does not satisfy?” (Isaiah 55:2)
According to Susan: “This single verse encompasses important principles of money management and time management. We should spend our money on things that sustain and improve our life, and we should use our time in tasks that bring joy and satisfaction. I believe that if this verse is foremost in my thoughts this year, I will be less likely to waste my money or my time. I will not clutter my life with possessions I will discard in a few weeks or months and I won’t fritter away my time in meaningless activity.”
Right after reading this verse, I immediately stopped doing a specific errand that was bothering me. It was a total waste of my time. Since I am getting older, time is my most precious and valuable commodity. I don’t want to waste a single second of my time at all. If a task that I am involved in doesn’t bring me joy, satisfaction or meaning, I will cease doing it. Plain and simple.
I also don’t want to waste my money anymore either. I want to spend my money on only what will sustain me now. That includes food, groceries, medicine, necessary clothing and living necessities. If the item in question does not improve my life, I will not buy it.
I need what I buy. I buy what I need. Again, plain and simple.
Perhaps the life verse, such as Susan’s, may be your perfect 2013 resolution? Or you may have selected another that is just as strong and powerful to help see you through the days and nights of our current times. If so, please share.