You’re in a financial crunch and need to get bills paid. It’s the 20th of the month and the day to submit the bills. Then you get to see what will be paid or not.
Uncertainty in financial markets causes extreme volatility. So I know all about that kind of chaos.
It’s my life.
Here’s how I manage to get my bills paid each month. I start the day on my knees praying.
“O Jesus I surrender myself to You. Take care of everything!” Repeated ten times. It’s a prayer given to an Italian priest Fr Ruotolo who was given it by the Lord Jesus.
Then I pray the rosary with an intention to find freedom from financial abusers.
I fast on bread and water Wednesdays and Fridays and whenever it looks like the bills won’t get paid. I fast on bread and water until I find a solution and tell creditors that’s what I am doing.
I write down my goal: find financial freedom fast. Repeat it and pray for it without ceasing.
When in an emergency situation I pray the Memorare 10 times. It’s what Mother Teresa prayed as an emergency novena when in a pinch. I keep praying it until the answer comes.
When in despair, I offer up my suffering to the Lord. Every day people die of abuse. Today I read a high school teacher in Afghanistan died of hunger and had not eaten in 4 days. I am not alone in my suffering. My difficulties are minor in comparison to many.
Whatever happens if I offer it up, I will win and the abuser loses because I am in the morally better place and the abusers won’t be able to kill who I am in the core of my being. The Lord has me and I am His. He won’t abandon me. He’s got this.
Then all abusers will be free of me and have my money, if I die. They can then rejoice. I for my part will do what I can to stay alive and live to bear witness of finding freedom from abuse finally. Then the abusers will know they too have a choice to not be predators and instead turn to a Savior for financial freedom instead of preying upon me.
They will be free too to make their choice. And they are free to choose either way. I am not forcing them. They get to determine their own destiny.
And I can move on, finally.