Thursday, February 18, 2010

Modern Day Slavery

In a time where everything is OnDemand, we have become so spoiled by having things provided for us instantaneously.  We have Drive-thru windows at fast food restaurants.  Why?  You can become hungry and purchase some food without any wait.  You can walk over to the microwave and nuke a frozen dinner and you have a meal in 5 minutes.  No slaving over the stove for you tonight! 

Sadly, this life style has spoiled us.  We want everything now.  In almost every department store around the country, you can probably save 10% on your current purchase by signing up for a new department store card.  You say, "Sure, I'll do it".  In the back of your mind you are saying that you will never use that credit card......then one day, there is a Mega Store Wide Holiday Blow Out Sale!  Only just this once will you use the credit card and then BAM!  The shackles go on your ankle and wrists.  They got you!

The moment you start to put things on credit or on loan is the moment you become slave to the master.  The master is who ever holds you responsible or accountable for paying your debt.  We all participate in it.  If you have not purchased your home in cash, you are still a slave.  A home is supposedly good debt, right?  I mean it does have tax breaks and its perks.  Even though you "own" your home, you'll quickly find out how much ownership you have when a payment is missed!

Proverbs 22:7 says, "The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender".  You can choose not to pay the lender, but they still can make your life miserable by taking back property or by simply making it so you can't purchase any more big ticket items - introducting, bad credit.  But hey, if we are trying not to use credit cards any more or get any loans, who needs good credit?

If you owe someone, pay them back and off as soon as possible so that you can be free to do the things you want to do in life.  Don't be a slave all your life!


Antoine E. Hall


"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." - 2 Samuel 22:33
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