I was introduced to flying by my dad. It became my passion. I poured every cent I could into learning how to fly and after I got my license in flying itself. At first my flying money came from my paper route and then later from my first job. Any extra money I had went toward flying.
Despite that passion, 35 years ago, the Lord convicted me to stop flying, and one of the reasons was because of the expense of it. The other day at an airport, I noticed a sign that advertised the hourly rental for the plane I used to fly. Can you believe it was $120 an hour? I have no doubt I’d still love to fly, but I’m very grateful to not be flying. I couldn’t justify flying for entertainment then, and I certainly couldn’t now.
Since this series is about raising children to be debt-free and content in Christ, there is a critical question that must be asked. Are there appetites (weeds) being created in your children that will be a lifelong curse? Are there things that will tug at their hearts, rob their peace and wallets by crying for their time and money? If your family is like most, then there are “weeds a-grow-n.”
For the sake of clear communication, let’s define weeds as “activities that consume time or money that are not beneficial or edifying.” If there are weeds in your children’s lives, even if they become debt-free, it is likely your children won’t be content in Christ.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap: (Galatians 6:7).