Whenever the Meralco bill arrives, it sends shivers to my spine. For many years and until now – I am blessed with a mom who takes care of the bills. This allowed me to save a huge amount of whatever income I have as well as enjoy ‘free’ air conditioning. Recently, my mom told us we should learn to shoulder utilities. My sister and I sang in chorus ‘Why! oh why Delilah ‘. We didn’t take it seriously, sometimes I pay the bill and leave a request to be reimbursed.
Today is a different story. Our Meralco bill, amounting to Php 7,000+ is right in front of me, staring at me like an annoying school bully. I don’t want to pay it and have devised ways to position it in several places where my mom can see it and write a check. Failed.
It’s been overdue as it accidentally went missing and we assumed someone took care of it. How embarrassing!
Letting go of money and spending it is causing me stress. Especially when I am not used to paying something. Already, I have developed a headache ever since the bill reappeared this morning.
Then I remembered a verse I came across this week, it said “Cursed is the man who trusts in man”. To be honest, I don’t want any single dent on my savings and on my budget. There are many times I put my faith on my savings and on my mom who for us, was the ultimate provider. Even with finances, we are reminded to put our faith in God. Sometimes I think I’ll never reach my goal because of all these expenses. How can I even save when I cash out for shared utilities, food, etc.
But I found the good news and that is, God is teaching me and you to share our blessings. In a nutshell, to spend. If we are not comfortable spending a fraction of our money, how can we be comfortable to spend big time when God blesses us with not just millions, but billions of pesos! Your imagination sets the limit. Remember, if our dreams are big – God has an even bigger and much more plans of grandeur for us. I’ve written before on how it’s not our destination we should be interested in but also the journey (to financial freedom). Like many, I look at where I am today and despair how slow I am moving towards my goal. How these little necessary expense will set me back, but the truth is – it’s not entirely up to me to determine the speed by which I’ll be as rich as I want to be. If God wants to, I can wake up tomorrow a trillionaire. Or I can wake up tomorrow to find I own the womens motorcycle apparel shop nearby and have an instant business. But most probably, that will happen when I am ready.
So come and join me as we rejoice the coming of our Meralco bills, our telephone and Internet bills, and other necessary spending. Let’s proclaim these burdens as blessings that will get us ‘ready’. Let’s show God we are able to take care of small things so that He may bless us with big things.