The Christmas season has become so commercialized that it has become more about what we have under the tree, than it has the one who hung on the tree for our sins. This season for the believer really should be a season of celebration. A time in which we celebrate the birth of Christ, however, for many in the body of Christ it’s actually a time of bondage and high stress. Too often the bondage and stress comes from the financial pressure in which we put on ourselves to be sure that we have something under the tree for our family and friends. However, if you have to go in debt to be sure you have something under the tree for various people I would encourage you not to do it. Don’t allow inward or outward pressure cause you to go in debt behind Christmas; don’t allow the world to dictate to you how much money, if any, you are going to spend during this season. Christmas was never about how much we can spend to be sure everybody is happy on Christmas day, it’s about reflecting on the birth of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. It may even be about us reflecting on our own relationship with Christ. Thus, if you don’t have the money to spend, and if you have nothing to give; give Love; give your time to a local charity or soup kitchen; give to those you love an IOU note stating that you may have to buy for them later. Child of God the word of God says “Owe no man anything but to love one another (Rom 13:8)”. Thus, if you have the money and you can buy without going into debt then by all means go forward, however, if not, don’t let the season of Christmas bind you up because this season was not designed to bind; the bind you feel comes from the world and the inward pressure you feel to please. Child of God, LET IT GO, there will be better days financially.
God Bless You