taking stock

February 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Arranging your life is like putting them into compartments, label by label, sign by sign, painstakingly; carefully, and with full attention.

This is the stage of my life, where arranging my life is simply, trusting God to provide me with the sense of responsibility to handle my finances, relationships, time and all my resources well enough in order for Him to bless them.

So far, I’ve come up with the notebook system, whereupon I’ve ab(used) the Starbucks planner to write in all my expenses for the day, and to add them up each weekend.

Learning from people who actually like organising their stuff, helps. Although I myself naturally have a horror of all things administratie, somehow I feel God prompting my heart to look at things from a different perspective, to see how people who are naturally good at it actually enjoy it. And thus, from their enjoyment, I learn that it is possible to do such things with joy.

As in accounting, I feel like taking stock of your finances actually does make you feel pretty contented afterward. I’m contented because I feel blessed with so much in spite of how every penny counts, and how I have a tendency to impulse-spend.

But once again, I’m trusting God.

He knows the way.




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