Not Me.....For Sure!!
Have you ever felt just plain ignorant due to a POOR choice that you have made? A poor choice made.....simply because you were a little to zealous about something....and lacking self-control.
This happened to me a few months ago! The only good thing about this situations is: it has turned out to be one of those "Life Lessons" that we all have to learn from time to time.
It all happened when I came upon an item that really caught my eye! (The important thing here is not... what the item was, but the lesson learned from my actions)
I fell in love with this item.....and I selfishly wanted it to be mine!!
Before you judge me (LOL) let me just say that I am normally pretty good about paying attention to the prices of things. In this particular case....I DID NOT!
It didn't even have a price tag on it.....so I was just assuming that it probably cost what (I) thought it was worth.
My thinking was......at the high end ~~ it might cost $50.00.
I truly thought that it would be even less than that!!
Without asking the price.....I simply said: " I want it!"
WOW...I really cannot believe that I did that.
As I made my way to the counter....and the clerk delivered the shocking truth to me.....I could feel this feeling of
WRONG saturating my skin. My purchase was not the $50.00 that I thought it might would be.....It was not even $75.00......
It was over a $100.00!!
I cannot even begin to explain how I felt inside.....
But what I can tell you is.... it wasn't good.
Crud.....what had I just done? Of course, I was way too embarrassed to tell the clerk that the item was more than I had expected to pay and that I would need to put it back.
It wasn't that I didn't have the money.....I just knew in my heart that it was ridiculous for me to pay this kind of price for the item.
I pulled out my wallet and paid CASH for the thing!
Guilt?? oh yes!!
I felt tons of guilt......and the Holy Spirit was right there in me ~ trying to Direct me ~ BUT....I was gonna handle this on my own.
Pride stood in my way!
I am now.....the guilty feeling owner of this item and do you know what? I feel uncomfortable each time I look at it.
It wasn't worth the price!
There are several things to be learned from this situation...
1. Materialistic things are just that....materialistic! Not Important!!
2. Don't be so full of Pride
3. Listen....when the Holy Spirit is directing you
4. Admit your mistakes
5. Have Self-Control.
Hope you all have a Blessed day!