I’ve heard it said that your calendar and your checkbook show what you truly value in life. And I’m starting to believe it.
I say I want to tithe. But I haven’t made any adjustments to my budget to accommodate. I say when I get more money. But do I value Spotify more? Do I value eating out more? Is that new Gary V book worth more? Sadly, yes.
Do I really value watching Netflix more than serving at the homeless shelter once a week? Is it more important that I know what’s the latest and greatest on Facebook than start and finish a bible study on the book of John? Do I really love my neighbors or does my quiet time have more meaning?
I want to deal in the truth and not in should’ve and could’ve. My money and my time doesn’t reflect the person I think I am…yet (thank you for my counselor for teaching me to add the yet). I have to really sit down and think about what do I want out of life. My calendar and checkbook account need to reflect that.
What I value doesn’t reflect what I say I value. So, what to do with that? Fix it. Again, what do I want? Or what does life expect of me?
More questions than answers. But that’s better than no questions.
What does your calendar and checkbook say about your values?