By Nancy Virden (c)2021
Late tonight I received a phone call from my realtor team informing me that an offer has been made on my home. Game show titles tell the story. We’ve entered the Match Game (counter-offer), waiting for an answer to Deal or No Deal, and hopefully, the Price is Right! Then it’s a Dating Game for the closing. Please, no one use the “Pass” Word!
I will be so relieved to see this sale end. The primary reason for selling this house is to eradicate debt that could potentially be passed down to my sons should anything happen to me. I also look forward to the financial freedom that accompanies being debt-free.
As I’ve already shared with you, downsizing to a room, a half-office, and a nook for art, is exactly what I need. Ownership of stuff was an invisible burden that showed itself only as the stuff left. we hear this from people occasionally, but rarely are willing to take action.
A man hit the news briefly when he was interviewed about a good deed. All I remember is him saying, “If I have it, and someone needs it, I give it away. It’s only stuff.” At the time, my amazement probably matched that of the majority of people hearing the story. Something stirred in me though, and inspiration rose. Although his home was small and old, and he had no wealth, I wanted to be like him. If you had seen the sheer joy on his face, you might have wanted it too.
On this side of the decision to sell and to give most of my things away, it is nothing but good. Remember though, I am a disciple of Jesus my Savior. He takes care of His own.
Oh, this feels good, and I want you to know it for yourself. Consider giving all of yourself and – ALL – to the Lord Jesus. Trust Him to take care of you. -COMMENTS WELCOME
Today’s Helpful Word
1 Timothy 6:6-8
Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.
If you are feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, in the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or for a list of international suicide hotlines, go here.
If you are suicidal with a plan, immediately call 911 in the U.S. or go to your nearest emergency room. In the EU call 112. (For other international emergency numbers, go here ). Hope and help are yours!
Always the Fight Ministries (ATFM) has been displaying compassion for those fighting mental illness, addiction, or abuse since 2012. Nancy is the founder and voice of ATFM and openly shares her emotional resurrection from despair. NOTE: Nancy is not a doctor or a mental health professional, and speaks only from personal experience and observations. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental or behavioral health care.
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