Living simply can be summed up by 3 simple words: Planning, Patience and Prayer.
Planning: Whether it is what’s for dinner, what the kids will need to wear for the next season or what to give for Christmas, birthday’s, or mother’s day, it’s best to have a plan well in advance. This gives you time to give your best, and also to look for what you want at the best price.
Patience: When you decide you want or need something, act like a grownup. Don’t buy it on the spot. Shop around, read reviews, ask questions. Being willing to wait will save you thousands over the course of a year. Pushy sales tactics create a sense of urgency and panic in the buyer. They want to make you feel if you don’t buy now, it will be gone forever. Walk away from those kinds of situations!
Prayer: God doesn’t want us to fear or worry, but to trust Him. I can’t tell you how many times I have had a need, I have prayed about it, and found a way to get what was needed.