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Hello everyone! I was given the opportunity to share my story with the readers of Bible Money Matters. It’s an awesome website run by an impressive young man, Peter Anderson. Their tagline is: Give more. Save more. Live more.
If you haven’t checked out their site yet, I highly recommend that you do as there is a lot of valuable content there.
Anyway, I wanted to make sure you had a chance to read my guest post for Bible Money Matters, so here it is…
How Sobriety Lead me to Faith and Financial Freedom
It was a hot August evening in 2016 and I was praying feverishly. My house was in foreclosure and my attorney was going to court the next day to ask for a waiver of deficiency.
I had come so far and yet, here I was…another loss.
As I prayed the Lord took me to Deuteronomy:
At the end of every 7 years, you shall grant a release of debts. – Deuteronomy 15:1
What a Difference 7 Years Can Make
I asked God, why me? Why does this scripture apply to me now? The Lord put it on my heart to think about where I was 7 years prior.
So, I calculated it out and immediately fell to my knees sobbing.
It was 7 years to the month when God delivered me from an abusive relationship and drug addiction. Heck, it might have even been 7 years to the date.
When you get out of such wreckages, you don’t always note the date.
My attorney went to court the next day and the bank bought the house back. Additionally, they waived the deficiency. I again cried and was overwhelmed at His grace and mercy. Up to this point, I had been making an effort to pay off my debt, but I was completely underwater on this house. I moved out a year prior and pursued a short sale for a couple of reasons:
- Some major things broke
- It was no longer a safe neighborhood for a single woman
Once the foreclosure was completed I knew it was time to turn up the heat and repay the remainder of my debt. God showed me favor and I needed to do my part.