Why do you want to lend money to a person that a professional banker thinks is a bad risk?
Just give them the money or be prepared to lose a friend. You might as well lose the friend now and keep your money!
Would they be willing to lend you the same amount under the same conditions? That’s not even a question they can answer if they don’t have the money to lend to begin with.
No sooner than publishing my post “I Need a Life Sustaining Nugget from God” my phone ranged. It was my middle son. He was returning my call from a few days ago.
Seeing his number on caller ID made my day. As I viewed who was calling I deliberated should I tell him about my painful decision.
He lives hundreds of miles away. He’s happy with his relationship choice. He enjoys his job. He views life as it should be lived. One day at a time. He dislikes drama and avoid making comments when I’m in-raged about his older brother. So I wanted to stay clear of upsetting him.
He could tell something was wrong. I told him what happened. He was disappointed it came to the decision I made. He said something like this: “Well, mom, my brother must live his life. The loaning of this money is a lesson to everyone. If my brother doesn’t get the lesson, the lesson will continue to visit him until he gets it.”
Nugget from God
It’s a good thing to help others that are in need. If they abuse the resources God sends or sent their way then their transgression is between him/her and God.
Lord each time I write or speak of the money that my son’s girlfriend refuses to repay I become upset. Today, Lord, I’m asking for God’s peace on a good deed that went bad. I want to move on. Help me find ways to replace what the locust have eaten. Amen