How upset should we get over the skyrocketing price of gas?
Ouch! says our pocketbook when we buy a tank of fuel these days. I remember when gas was under one dollar a gallon not too many years ago. It’s tempting to feel tense when paying near $3 a gallon for the same substance today.
Whether it’s the cost of gas, housing, or food that squeezes our budget, it’s important that we keep our spiritual mindedness intact when paying the bill. Yes, we need to manage our funds with discretion, but it’s even more important to manage our thoughts wisely and keep them healthy and sound.
Anger or fuming resentment are impoverished ways of thinking and induce impoverished conditions and ways of living. Gratitude, joy, and discipline are enriched ways of thinking and lead to enriched living conditions.
The extra dollars the price of gas may take out of our wallet today will be more than compensated for by the dollars added to our wallet from keeping our thought filled with the wealth of Spirit—the love, peace and intelligence of God that causes us to make wise financial decisions in the first place.
Do we have to get upset over the high price of gas? No. We may not like it, but we don’t have to suffer from it either.
Pour in the riches of gratitude for what you can afford. Exercise restraint with your purchases, and God will bless you in ways you know not of that keep your financial position strong and prospering over the long run.