Who wants financial peace, who needs financial peace? Almost everyone…how does it happen, how do you wake up one day and realize your dreams are a thousand miles away because although you’ve been working your behind off, you have nothing to show for it but a huge pile of debt.
What are your dreams: a bigger house; a new car; another baby; not having to check the price tags on clothes for yourself or children; a vacation? How do you achieve your dreams when you have a mountain of debt and you feel like you dreams are lost?
My church is running a course on how to get out of debt and save money to reach financial freedom. It’s called “Financial Peace University” and it’s run by a man named Dave Ramsey. I am so happy with this course has come along and just at the right time. I started this year knowing that I had to make changes in my life and one area where I had to make changes was in our finances. So I was ready, I was sick and tired, literally, of being in debt and not having the peace that comes from financial freedom, just having to not worry about debt anymore.
Financial Peace University makes sense, it’s simple, Dave makes it simple, easy to follow steps, he breaks it down to the last penny, every dollar is spoken for before you even get paid, and he makes it fun. You don’t feel like you have to give up anything, like quality make-up, getting you hair done in a quality salon, mani-pedis, everything you need to be happy whatever that is. It’s like the perfect weight-loss program; no rules, no giving anything up, the things you love and make you happy.
So, if you’re in debt and ready to have peace in your finances, take a look at Dave Ramsey’s website daveramsey.com and take a look at Financial Peace University. It will be the best decision of your life and I forgot to add that it will also help your marriage because you won’t be fighting over money anymore.
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Last year I made all these plans as to how I was going to change my life. I have dreams and goals that I want to reach and those dreams were tied up in my plans, but I’ve realized that in order to achieve those dreams and goals I had to change, I had to be ready to change. I had to grow, spiritually, and be willing to let God move in my life.
So, this year is my year; my year to change, my year to become the person that God wants be to be, the person I used to be. One of my goals is to lose weight; I have been overweight since I became pregnant with my first child, my son, but this is not who I am. I used to been to be healthy, thin, in shape and that is who I want to be. Another goal is to be healthy emotionally; my mom left when I was almost twelve and that is when I started disappearing, the little girl who got lost in the shuffle of my parent’s divorce, my dad remarrying, going to live with my mom and step-dad and then living with my grand-parents. I have learned about myself through counselling, prayer and seeking God and I’m finally starting to see myself again in the mirror, the girl I used to be.
I like to talk and I have experienced so much throughout my life that could help other women, young and old; that my blog makes sense as a way to reach people and hopefully help them to make sense of their life. I also hope that my blog will help me contribute financially to my family and give me a sense of purpose that I haven’t felt since I was working, I enjoyed working till I had my children and I realized that I wanted to work for myself so that I could work from home and be home for my children.
This year is my year; my year to become the person that I want to be and who God wants me to be, to be a woman of purpose, a wife, mother, sister and daughter that my family can be proud, that I can be proud. I look forward to be able to look in the mirror and see the person that I used to be.
So Happy New Year, I hope that this year will be a turning point for myself and anyone who reads this blog and takes my words to heart and be a turning for themselves as well.
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