I am confessing, I am not one who cares about small details. Nor am I blessed with patients. I like to go forward, and usually rush into something, without much planning or foresight. Then when it doesn't go my way I grumble and complain.
Since taking on this coupon task I realize how important planning and small details are. Now I plan for at least 2 days before I do any shopping and with CVS I plan for at least a week before I do any deals there.
But still I struggle and make mistakes, like expired coupons, getting the wrong product, not looking at my receipt closely and being overcharged, etc... When I make these mistakes first I am frustrated and then I always wonder, "What is God trying to teach me? Is God trying to teach me? Is the devil trying to make me stumble?"
I have decided to look at these mistakes as God's guiding hands teaching me to look at the details, be patient, be swift to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger (James 1:19). I am also trying to be thankful for these opportunities and to learn from them.
I know that God is my father and He will keep holding and helping me for as long as it takes.