Managing the Little Things | Part 1 | Two Guys No Lies, a Christian Podcast
Cody David: Welcome to Two Guys No Lies Podcast, practical aspects of life through a spiritual lens. This is our search for truth.
Cody: Cool, cool, cool, cool. I’m Cody.
Caleb Hutton: I’m Caleb.
Cody: This is Two Guys No Lies.
Caleb: No Lies.
Cody: Nailed it.
Caleb: I say we’re getting better at that.
Cody: That’s awesome. Man, how’s the day been for you?
Caleb: It’s been okay.
Cody: It’s been okay?
Caleb: It’s been okay.
Cody: I actually got off work really early today. I was stoked to get down to this part of town and get an early jump on things, but as I was working my way to Starbucks you were doing some hard adulting.
Caleb: I had to do adulting, man.
Cody: It’s the toughest.
Caleb: I hate it. There was a picture I read the other day that was on Facebook. It said, “So, I tried being an adult, but now I’m ready to give it back.” That’s how I feel.
Cody: You’re reading a picture book. You’re not quite ready for words as I was reading these pictures in this book.
Caleb: No. Yeah. Adulting it just sucks sometimes.
Cody: It does. It’s from the devil.
Caleb: Yeah. That ties into whatever. No. I think I would never want to go back. I would never want to go back to high school ever, ever bro. I would never want to be a little kid again because I like making my own decisions. I like doing things that I want, but adulting just it really sucks, especially all the tedious things that you have to do just absolutely sucks.
Cody: When I think of your life in the past year, you’ve probably adulted.
Caleb: Too much.
Cody: You’re adulting years beyond what you wanted to adult.
Caleb: Too much.
Cody: There needs to be that season of just like, “All right. I’m, I’m playing video games and wearing my swimming trunks all week.”
Caleb: Then, I feel terrible when I do that if I play video games. Maybe that’s an illness I have, though, because if I do stuff, I’m like, “Oh, I’m doing anything with my life.” For me, personally, I have a hard time resting. I always have to be doing stuff. If I’m not doing stuff, I feel I’m wasting my time. Some people are the opposite where they’re like, “Oh, I rest all the time,” and they don’t do jack with their life. I think there’s obviously a balance there, but if I’m not doing something, man, if I’m not writing or creating or working on some project I feel I’m wasting my time.
Cody: Right. I always look at it as like, “Okay. I’ve got this thing coming up that I need to prepare for,” whether it’s a show that I need to play a bunch of bass for or a class that I’ve got to take or what have you. I always look at it. It’s like, “Okay. So, this is Saturday. It’s Monday. So, effectively, if I work 30 minutes each night I’m going to be solid.” Then, the first night goes by and I don’t do anything. Then, I’m like, “Well, if I put in an hour each night and I just like multiply it until I get to the end of the week.” I’m like, “Oh, Lord. I have to stay up all night.” Gosh.
Caleb: Just procrastinating?
Cody: Just procrastinating.
Caleb: No. I just have an issue of always going. I’ve got to sit down and God’s going to be like, “Dude, you need to chill. You need to chill.” I’m like, “Yeah, but we got stuff to do, right? I mean, we’ve got to get this done,” but there’s that sigh where God’s like, “I’m going to make you lay down.”
Cody: Praise. It is the seventh day.
Caleb: Yeah, because he rested. I just have a hard time with that. I’m still learning that.
Cody: Speaking of still learning, what are we learning today?
Caleb: What are we learning today?
Caleb: We’re learning about the letter A.
Cody: Right. That’s what I feel like. I feel we’re about to have a school lesson, but really, the lesson started for you.
Cody: Then, when you walked into Starbucks to meet up with me, I could tell by just how you’re walking up to the building.
Caleb: A stance. I get that stance. People know.
Cody: You’re almost like blow open the door. Not really, but that’s how probably boom, you’re inside. You’re just like, “Eh! Must.”
Caleb: Here’s the thing is you know because I wear my emotions on my sleeve and I’m not good at hiding anything. That’s why if you give me a gift and I don’t like it, you’re going to know I don’t like it. I don’t do it on purpose, I promise, but I’m just a bad faker at those things.
Cody: Oh, me, too.
Caleb: If I’m having a bad day, you’re going to know it. If I’m having a good day, you’re going to know it. Even though maybe I think I’m hiding, I’m really not. Okay. Let’s dive into what happened today because it relates to the overall topic of what we’re talking about of what we want to get into. Okay, went to the bank to deposit my money. Here’s the thing about me and money. There are certain aspects of money that I’m good at. I’m really good at putting back money.
Cody: You’re really good at spending money on coffee.
Caleb: Yes. I buy coffee every single day, maybe twice a day which is actually it might be bad. I don’t know. I’ve got a Starbucks cup sitting right next to me and it’s empty and it makes me sad, but maybe I could pray it like the bread and the fish and multiply it. I doubt it.
Cody: There’s no multiplication for you today. You’ve learned this lesson.
Caleb: Today, we’re learning two plus … I’m good at different aspects of money. If I have a credit card, I always pay it on time. I’m good at paying things on time. I’m good at those aspects, but I hardly ever look at my balance because it scares me. It doesn’t scare me because I don’t think there won’t be anything in it. There’s just there’s weird fear wall that I have about money. I don’t know if it’s the way that I was raised. I take that back. It’s not the way I was raised because I grew up. We didn’t have a lot of money. I can honestly say that I didn’t really ever … I learned about saving and stuff, but I didn’t start learning about what it means to really have a handle on money.
Maybe the last few years I learned how to do that. Anyways, that being said, I deposited my checks and they give me the little slip that tells me. I had way less in there than what I thought to the point of a little bit of an anxiety attack. I was like, “What?” Then, I just talked to them for 30 minutes trying to be like, “Okay. So, how much went in like you know, last month? When was the last time something went in?” The way that I do it is that I put a certain amount in my business account and then I write a check to myself.
I’m thinking maybe there’s money in the business account that didn’t get transferred over. I’m thinking of all these scenarios in my head, but the only way I can do that is getting online on my computer. I’m driving. As I’m driving, I’m thinking there has to be something wrong. God’s like, “You don’t ever look at … ” Like, “You don’t look at it. You don’t look at your amount in your bank.” I’m like, “I’m aware of that, but I think that something happened that was wrong.” He’s like, “Yeah, but you don’t look at it.” I was like, “Listen, listen, God.”
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