Greetings from cyberspace! Yesterday I posed the question of why do you want to get out of debt. And Tanner you are correct. We get so wrapped up in the journey and final destination that we forget about our starting line. The 'Why'. Today I address the 'Who'. I want to dedicate this to my Debt.
We first met when I was in my twenties. I had gotten two credit cards and a car loans. We were fine. You were manageable. But then I fell behind. I had to do a debt settlement. We started with a clean slate. This time I got a mortgage, more car loans, more credits, and even of Home Equity Line of Credit. I even did a Debt Consolidation Loan. I was trying to keep up with the Jones. I failed. You laughed at me. You taunted me. You still hung around. You were NOT budging. I got a divorce, and had attorney fees. Again, you laughed. I knew that I had to fight you. But alas, you were stronger than me. You kept tempting me, and before I knew, you were back, larger than ever and stronger. And then the government wrote a law that was supposed to help me, but you took advantage and hiked up interest rates on my credit cards, which has not gone down. You still taunt me. You still laugh at me. Because of you I am unable to relax. I have to watch every penny. I have plan and plan and plan, over again. Multiple times.
Why are you so cruel. Have you no heart? It is obvious you do not. You make me feel small and helpless. You make me ill. It is hard to function when you are so oppressive. I know you want go away on your own. I must banish you from my life. But until that day occurs, go ahead and taunt me. Today is the last day I allow these taunts to hurt me. They will break me. Instead, they shall strengthen my resolved.
So Debt - to you I say - Be gone. You have messed with me for the last time. I have the Lord on my side to help me walk this journey.
Now, I challenge my reader to write a letter to debt. Be honest. Tell the world how Debt makes you feel.