So, as much as I hate to admit it...
God really does know what He's doing!
I just got upgraded. A newer vehicle, with less payments, and less mileage. It will get better gas mileage on top of that.
So yeah, I guess it was worth the wait. Lesson learned: wait on the Lord! He really will fight your battles for you! He really does want better for you than you want for yourself!
I just went from owning my own home, to renting an apartment.
I would still be making payments for another 15 to 20 years. The house probably wouldn't have lasted another 5. The house was falling apart, literally. It stank. There was nothing I could do about it. Rats had overrun the place. And the driveway to the place was awful!
I am not paying more now than I was. I don't have to do yard work. My new home is clean and cozy. I have a swimming pool! I live right next to everything I need! And if anything doesn't work, I don't have to pay maintenance to fix it!
God really is so good!