God does indeed call us to be good stewards of the money that He gives us. However, that does not mean that He does not want us to enjoy our monetary blessings. God derives enjoyment from his Creation and He takes pleasure in seeing His children reap the benefits of what He bestows upon them.
Psalm 128:2 says, “You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” The money we earn is a part of the fruit of our labor. The blessing that money gives us can be shared with others in the form of gifts and recreation. We know that we should invest and budget our money wisely. Within that budget, you can set aside money for fun and recreation. Here are some fun and creative ways you can spend your money.
Start a hobby or activity
Is there a cake decorator within you just ready to burst forth? Sign up for classes and learn how to dazzle your friends and family with edible works of art. Take a pottery or basket weaving class. Not only do you get enjoyment out of learning these new skills, but you can share your new-found talent with others.
Camping and Fishing Supplies
Camping is something that can be enjoyed by everyone. You don’t have to invest in a camper; it can be as simple as a tent with a sleeping bag. If you throw in a fishing rod and some lures, then you are ready to enjoy the great outdoors! Don’t forget the appropriate fishing license and read up on your local fishing regulations as well. You don’t want your hard-earned money being spent on a fine!
Discover your inner cowboy
Yee Haw! Snap on those spurs and dust off that ten gallon hat! There are plenty of dude ranches out there where you can learn to tie a lasso and round up them doggies! Who knows? You might just decide that the life of a rancher is just what you need!
Swim with the fishes – literally
Have you always wanted to swim with Flipper? Are the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean calling out to you? Invest in some scuba lessons and you can experience the wonders of God’s oceanic kingdom.
It’s a bird; it’s a plane!
No, it’s not Superman but you could learn to fly! How about skydiving? Or if you have loftier ambitions, study to get your pilot’s license. The sky is truly the limit!
There are numerous ways you can spend the money that God gives you. What you are limited by is your budget and your imagination. Yes, be prudent in what you have been given but learn to enjoy it and to share that enjoyment with others!