Baby Bed Dilemma
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
My conviction about not using credit cards frivolously began to waver. I decided that I wanted a baby bed for my grandson in our guest room.
His poor parents had to bring the pack and play portable crib every time they came, set it up, and take it down. This “minor” inconvenience really weighed “heavily” on my mind.
I checked out the prices of baby beds in our local stores. Surely I could put that amount on my credit card and not feel guilty about it. Since I would purchase it for my grandson’s comfort not my own, I began to justify it.
About that time, life got really busy so I forgot about it for a while.
A few weeks later, it “just so happened” during a conversation with a friend the subject of boys’ baby items came up. She knew someone who wanted to get rid of a baby bed.
My friend gave me the girl’s name so I called her. Before I knew it, we had a very nice baby bed for FREE. I did not need to charge it on my credit card. This bed was much nicer than one I could have charged. We set it up in the guest bedroom and the next time my grandson visited he slept very well in it.
I thought about how much time I had wasted trying to justify charging something that I could not deem as absolutely necessary. God had already made that decision for me by convicting me of using credit cards unwisely. I should not have thought twice about my decision.
If I would have hastily charged the bed as Satan would have liked, I would have also acquired the burden of debt and sin as well. Thank goodness God had his hand on someone else’s heart which kept me from disobeying Him.
God, thank you for Your provision. Forgive me for trying to justify an action that You had already convicted me about doing.