The coupons are out there circulating around.
You may not be a charge card holder. You may not have gotten any in the mail. But if you search around you can find a good deal.
Yet some people will make their purchases this weekend without a coupon.
I don’t get it. When I work at the cash register I just want to scream at people to wait until there’s a sale or go find a coupon before making their big purchase.
Because believe me – if there’s not a sale today just give it a few days. There is one coming.
97% of the time what you think you need to buy today can wait until there’s a sale. I think Dave Ramsey told me that. Or maybe I just made it up. But it’s true.
Why would you buy anything without a coupon?
I guess some people are just stubborn. Maybe just lazy. Or foolish. Or proud.
Maybe some people would rather do things on their own than accept the help of the coupon. Maybe some people think their bank account is big enough to ignore a good deal.
It’s pretty easy to go broke with this way of thinking.
It’s a lot like refusing the help God offers.
You can go through life trying to do it all on your own. But why would you when God offers you a coupon?
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Now, this coupon Jesus offers doesn’t cover everything. It’s not guaranteed to make your life a breeze. I can’t tell you what percent your life will improve when you cash it in.
But I can tell you that you will go broke in a hurry if you try to take on the world on your own.
This weekend, when the world tries to rip you off, keep this coupon from God handy. Don’t leave it at home like so many do. Don’t be too proud to reach into your pocket for it.
Instead of burning through your budget, find rest for your overcharged soul.
Humble yourself and cash in the incredible offer of God.