With a new year comes the tradition of “New Year’s resolution.” Many resolutions are centered on a diet and/or getting in shape. Though many resolutions end by February, there is one “diet” that we should see through until we see full results and that is the “debt diet.” For many of us, debt is out of control and causing us to drown in our finances. This, in turn, causes stress and anxiety in a lot of other areas of our life. This makes the debt diet one worth going on.
Whether it is credit card, student loans, car, mortgage, a lack of retirement funds, many of us are stuck and can’t save for the future because we are too busy paying off the past. In fact, most of us are so deep into debt that we can’t even pay off what’s next. So, the cycle continues over and over again. This is not the “abundant life” that Jesus talked about, but that life is not out of our reach if we can draw a line in the sand. When we commit to the debt diet, our life, relationships, and future can reap the rewards of the choices we make in the present.