"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." -Matthew 6:21
A few nights ago I listened to a sermon about money. The pastor told a story about a friend saying to him, "Let me read your journals, then I can tell you what your treasure is." The pastor said I don't think I can let you do that. They're too private. So the friend said, "OK, let me see your bank statements. Because wherever you spend your money, that's where your heart is."
I had to try this out. I went through about 50 transactions on my bank statement categorizing with labels like: house, clothes, entertainment, etc... But there was one category that took the cake, literally!
That's right. FOOD took a whopping 30 out of just the 50 transactions I went through. This included things like groceries, Starbucks, eating out. My treasure is literally going into my stomach. I know I shouldn't have been surprised. I've read plenty of books on the unhealthy relationship so many of us have with food. I just had no idea my relationship with it was so out of control.
The saddest part was the 2 categories that I would swear are super important to me: giving and fitness. Both categories only had 1 transaction out of the 50.
There's really no good way to conclude this blog. Not yet anyway...