In the latest issue of Simple Grace, blogger and author Lauren Greutman shares her incredible story of finding freedom from debt. Here's an exclusive look at the moment her credit card spending hit rock bottom
While Lauren was consumed with acquiring material things, her once-active prayer practice had fallen by the wayside. “I began to realize nothing I bought could ease this horrible feeling of emptiness,” she admits. Panic began to overwhelm her as more bills went unpaid and her business completely fell apart. “I would wake up in the middle of the night in tears,” she shares. “My spirit was crushed, the anxiety and stress were paralyzing—I had no idea how to get out of the mess I’d gotten myself and my family into.”
Finally, as she watched in horror as her beautiful prize car was towed away because she couldn’t make her sales quotas, something snapped. “I tallied up all my bills, got down on my knees and begged God, Please help me! Lord, show me what to do!” says Lauren. “Then it was like I felt He said, Enough is enough. Tell your husband.”
Read the rest of Lauren's story in the December issue, on sale now, and in her book The Recovering Spender.