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LIBER JOBI

"Are you still holding fast to your integrity?" That is the question the wife of Job asked when everthing was failing around them and he found himself silently sitting in ashes. His wealth was gone, his health was failing, his staff had been murdered, his children passed away... Job was suffering through his version of 911 and it was devastating. He was part of a community, yet he was very much alone.

So here he is, sitting in ashes, scraping at his sores and boils and the one person left in the world one would think could understand how miserable he was feeling strolls up in emotional outrage and advises Job to "Curse God and die!" immediately after questioning him about his "integrity."

Sometimes you think things can't possibly get worse, only to realize that they can...

Foreclosure is like that. People get desperate when their way of life is coming to an end. They do not know what the future holds, they only know they can't go back to where their life used to be. They fear becoming homeless, they fear the people depending upon them will walk out-- just leave-- because "it's better this way" leaving a person to fail on their own instead of "dragging us down with you." Some people pray for God to save them. Some commit suicide. Some people blame everyone else... Some peoples' health are failing from the stress of trying to hold onto their integrity when financially they have to choose between paying the light or gas bill this month in order to barely get by to squeeze out one more mortgage payment while desperately waiting for a buyer to "make up their mind." They want to tell their friends, but are afraid that the reactions they get may make it harder to maintain the friendship. Bad news travels fast and few people have solutions. Most duck and run the other way afraid someone is going to ask to borrow money when first hearing of someone's mortgage woes. So some owners suffer in silence, trying to hang on long enough to sell their home and start over but it doesn't always work out.

Bad things happen to good people. Sometimes it is really tough being a Realtor...

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Comment balloon 5 commentsC Tann-Starr • June 10 2008 08:21AM

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It is true... bad things happen to good people... and Pride is one of the potentially bad... they are too proud to bail out while they can, pride can be blinding.

over the past few years there have been numerous clients I have said "no" to.. advising them to sell there house rather than making things worse. Yet they found some one that would do the deal for them only to call me again 6 months later when the money runs out.. "didn't I tell you to sell the house?"  "I don't make money unless I close loans, and I told you to sell the house???"

You can lead a horse to water....

If everyone cared about the relationship, the client and their own reputations I think there would be a lot les of the "F" word going around.

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) about 11 years ago

Many have said that Job is a hard book to read, I disagree. Job found a source of strenght that does not fail, a strength without equal on which he could lean. Every time I hear someone speak of "poor Job" it reminds me that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord.

Posted by Dana Gibby, Asst. Living Facilities (Vanguard Commercial, LLC) about 11 years ago

Thank you both for taking the time out to comment on my blog. I appreciate your views. Enjoy your day. Regards, Carolyn.

 

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

C----

The bible also says that pride goes before a fall.  We sometimes overlook this verse.

 

 

Don R.

 

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Don, this is so true...

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 11 years ago

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