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A few weeks ago I shared how we had to use quite a bit of the money in our emergency fund for just that, an emergency. This emergency has not only drained a lot of our savings but, to be quite honest, it has also been emotionally draining (trust me, you wouldn’t even believe the details if I told you).
I’m so grateful that the Lord provided the money for this emergency but I must admit that I threw myself a pity party a few days ago. You see, for many years I didn’t allow myself to dream. I had trained myself into thinking that there’s no use of dreaming if it’s never going to come true, that it’s just a waste of time. Thankfully I went through a healing process a few years ago that changed my mindset and I allowed myself to begin to dream. So, when this emergency came about and my dream/goal of having a fully-funded emergency fund hit a bump in the road, it hurt – hence, the pity party.
Please don’t feel sorry for me, that’s not my intention at all. I just want you to know that this road of life is going to have bumps along the way. We all have to take our moments to be sad and then get back up and try again. Believe me, having a fully funded emergency fund is still one of our dreams/goals. We won’t have it funded this year but we will someday, and it will be in God’s perfect timing.
I do have to brag on God for a minute! Not only is He an awesome provider but He is so neat in how He prepares us to go through the circumstances of life. Last year when I started making monthly goals, one of the things I put on my list was memorizing scripture! And don’t you know, just as I finished memorizing Psalm 91 this situation came up. I can’t tell you what a blessing this passage has been to me. When I’ve had hard moments those verses pop back into my brain and God comforts me.
If you’re like me and have had to put a dream on the back burner, please know that you’re not alone. After having our pity parties, let’s get back up and work towards our dreams together!