Yes, you read that right, I gotta guy. But before you jump to any conclusions, (now don’t deny it, I know you have already) allow me to explain. And I assure you, I can explain. I do have a guy and he’s a great guy; hard working, handsome, smart, honest, reliable and personable. All the things you would look for in any guy. But he’s not just any guy, he’s my guy, my go-to guy. No, it’s not what you think. (what DO you think at this point, anyway?) He’s my financial guy. My market guy. The guy who’s got my back. Everyone should have one such person. There, the cat’s out of the bag so to speak.
How did I end up with a guy when I didn’t even know I needed one? Good question. Well, turns out IRAs and such are kind of tricky and you can’t just turn them into regular money sitting around in say a savings account. Not without penalties and paying taxes and other such objectionable outcomes. But there was some new rule about these kinds of accounts which took effect recently. That would explain all the mysterious, very official looking mail I’ve been receiving over the past year in preparation for this new law being implemented. This has been mail comprised of official looking documents, telling me about financial happenings that I do not understand, using words that I do not recognize as from my own language.
And so I did with all this mail what any normal person would do with such stuff. No, I didn’t throw any of them away, they looked too legal and arbitrarily binding to do that. So I “filed” them, which is to say they ended up in stacks of “important” but incomprehensible papers, stacks that I moved about from time to time, all the while promising myself that I would actually read them one day soon. (but only after taking some financial or economics classes at the local university first in preparation for the reading of my very important money mail)
So little did I know that the deadline for this change in my financial future was fast approaching. (how could I know? I hadn’t yet read my mail) One day recently, I was at the bank on a much more mundane matter, which I COULD understand and take care of myself, when I ran into my financial guy. (no surprise, he works at the bank of course) He clued me in on what I needed to know, saving me hours, no days, no months of trying to decipher and understand all those letters I had ignored, on my own. I am forever grateful. I didn’t know I needed a financial guy, BUT I DID. He found me, when I wasn’t looking for him.
Such a weight has been lifted. He is looking out for me. If I make money, he makes money. He has my best interests at heart. He has my back. He will watch the market for me, I don’t have to. (which is good because how does one “watch” the market anyway? I don’t have a clue and I don’t have to, I GOTTA GUY doing that for me.) So I am free to watch the clouds or the grass grow or the sunset, whatever it might be.
So, all this got me thinking. I’m glad I gotta guy, a trustworthy, more than competent guy to deal with my temporal earthly money. But the really wonderful thing is that, I GOTTA SAVIOR! I didn’t know I needed one, (indeed didn’t realize just how hopeless my situation was apart from Him), wasn’t looking for one, but He found me when I wasn’t looking for Him. My Savior has paid my sin debt on the cross, a debt I have no power or ability to pay. He’s got my back, He is trustworthy. And I have trusted Him with my past (forgiven) my present (He’s working in me now) and my future (He’s preparing a place for me even now in eternity with Him)
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. . . . But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:6 & 8)
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10)
“Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God-” (John 1:12)
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In My Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:1-3)
Yes, I gotta guy, a financial guy and that’s good news. But I GOTTA SAVIOR and His name is Jesus. He sought me out, paid my price with His own life, He’s got my back and He’s coming back for me! And I can take that to the bank! (pun intended)
My hope for each and every one of you, dear readers, is not that you gotta guy, but that you, like me, gotta Savior. He is equally available to all. “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
sincerely, Grace Day