Greetings My Friends;
Over the years I have tried to lead a simple life. Sometimes needs or wants complicate a plan like that. We are conditioned to want what we see, or what someone else has. The goal of advertising is to get you to buy which you didn't even know you wanted or needed. A lot of people get hooked.
An average income family may have difficulty making it on their income, simply because they have strayed from taking care of their needs, to letting their wants rule them. It is easy for satan to take a situation like that and really mess with you. He can make it so you see wants as needs. He will tell you that you cannot live without whatever the thing of the moment is.
After that prepare for self-pity, arguments, and all sorts of problems. As less money is available because of charges on loans, things get progressively worse. It can get you to the point that you are so obsessed with stuff, that your life is totally ruined. Even your family can be just as bad off as far as depression and worry.
The sad part is that if you walk around your house and start adding the cost of all of the must haves that you haven't even used, you will probably get sick the best way to win at this game is a way many people have a problem accepting, seek the Lord.
If you believe in the Lord, you have a head start. He will provide for all of your needs. He is your source. Tithe regularly, it is in the Bible. Many people feel that they are losing whatever they give. Just the opposite is true. Try this. Suppose you want a coffee pot, take that money and your loving heart and give it to someone in real need.
After a while, you'll talk about how your luck has changed. An expense you expected came out much better than you expected, you got a real good deal on something, or you got a raise. That my friends is blessings from the Lord not luck. You probably won't even realize it at first. You will find yourself making smarter purchases and not ending up with stuff you don't use so when you put it all together you're actually better off than you ever thought possible just because you're doing things the right way.
Just follow what the Bible says. Make Jesus your God and not stuff your God. Jesus is forever, stuff is what was once something someone could not live without, today's garbage. If you put stuff in proper perspective, you will have a happy life.
God Bless You And Remember
Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation;
"Oh God in Heaven, I believe with all of my heart that Jesus has been raised from the dead. I receive Your Word, and I repent of sin. I renounce the past. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. I receive my forgiveness. I receive the new birth, cleansed and washed in the Word and in the precious blood of Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit, in Jesus name. Amen"