jump to last post 1-6 of 6 discussions (13 posts)

What would you do if you knew, tomorrow you were going to lose everything you ow

  1. vamenasco profile image59
    vamenascoposted 5 years ago

    What would you do if you knew, tomorrow you were going to lose everything you own?

    With increasing taxes; rising gas prices; lay-offs; pay-cuts; demotions, fewer jobs and inadequate assistance from the government:  what would you do this very second, if you knew you were going to lose everything you own and have worked hard for? How confident are you that the people in your life would help you, if you were to face genuine hardship tomorrow? How sure are you of their support, understanding and compassion in your time of need? Would you be willing to trust God with it all?

  2. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    I am preparing for the day.

    America is $16.3 Trillion in debt and effectively bankrupt. When that debt bubble pops, the world will feel it, and America's infrastructure will be decimated.

    The beast of greed wants it this way, because in such chaos, people (out of fear) will accept all manner of changes they would not otherwise accept.

    In such times, many will give up their family for their own survival.

    But God will always be there for us. This is the great test -- to love God over all physical need.

    1. vamenasco profile image59
      vamenascoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely, hope/ pray for the best, prepare and have Faith when the worst comes. I agree, the unwillingness to let go of greed and selfishness can and will destroy us as a whole-especially without God's top place in our lives.

  3. Born2care2001 profile image76
    Born2care2001posted 5 years ago

    Well, having had this happen to me once already, I have an advantage in answering this question. I'm not trying to be funny because losing everything is no fun, with or without support.
    But based on my past experience this is what I would do: Get my attitude adjusted, get in gear, expect nothing from anyone and be grateful for every little thing I can find. I would be busier than I have ever been and yes I would be willing to trust God with it all...since that is what we do anyway, whether we say so or not.
    This could happen to anyone...and more than once, yet I would suggest that it will never be the circumstances of life that will be the measure of whether or not one is able to successfully recover from calamity, but the attitude with which one faces that adversity!
    Peace be with you always!

    1. vamenasco profile image59
      vamenascoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your insight and for sharing your experience . I know you have gained much wisdom through it all. My hope is that this will only help encourage others who find themselves in this place. (As I have been there too.)

  4. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    vamenasco......Today, more than any other time in our lifetime, this scenario is not as impossible as we might hope.  To echo Born2care, an astute and thoughtful fellow-hubber, this would be a situation that would jolt us into gear..."full speed ahead."  Although I am blessed with loving and generous family, I would ask their assistance only if I found myself up against an insurmountable obstacle, beyond my own capabilities.
    My attitude would be one of determination, hope and patience.  One foot in front of the other, one day at a time.  Trying to rebuild a life requires faith as well as focus and creativity.  Throughout time, millions have accomplished miraculous transformations.  It can be done.

    1. vamenasco profile image59
      vamenascoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing!

  5. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    if you are foolish enough to think some god is going to help you, that's your mistake. i have friends and family that would gladly help me out if needed. this i'm sure about. if god is there for people, then why would this mess happen?look at africa and many other countries and explain where god has been for them.

    1. vamenasco profile image59
      vamenascoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Again, what would you do if you found yourself faced with hardship today, what would your reaction be? Let's keep it about you, not insult other people's outlook on life. Thanks!

    2. lone77star profile image84
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sadly, @nightwork4, thinks God's purpose is something to suit his own needs. He doesn't realize that God created us in His image and likeness, and that God is not Homo sapiens. The Flood was sent to save His children, not the temporary human vessels.

    3. nightwork4 profile image59
      nightwork4posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      i'm not insulting anyone, i'm be a realist. i've faced hardship many times and i know plenty about it. because this hope god will save me sounds absurd, i'm going to voice it. have you ever lived on the streets? i have and god wasn't even a thought.

    4. vamenasco profile image59
      vamenascoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @nightwork4, thanks for keeping it, "I & me" statements.in this comment. Yes, I have & have been homeless many times since age 4 My own experience is, God was faithful to provide when I believed in Him, despite MY bad choices.

  6. passionatelearnr profile image90
    passionatelearnrposted 2 years ago

    I'm sure no one will help me in times of trouble,except God.I would not want to share my troubles with any human.

 
working