Mistakes— 2/10/2018

Some events in our life often give us repercussions for years or forever! One of the Awesome Characteristics of God is He Forgives even if we don’t forget! One such incident happened to me recently. In trying to help a stranger, I put my own future in jeopardy.

As a teacher, I always tried to emphasize to my students how important Internet safety is. However, I must not have been listening to my own words. I accepted a request for friendship from a total stranger on Instagram. Who would have thought that such an innocent action could cause so much trouble and heartache!!

I have always had a soft spot for anyone with a “hard-times story,” and I often think I can make a difference! However, this particular time was a “BAD” error in judgment!! I was scammed out of a lot of money! I tell you this not for pity but as a warning! DON’T believe everything you hear no matter what!! The old saying “If it sounds too good to be true, than it probably is not true!” is absolutely on target!

Please don’t think too harshly of me because I did learn from my costly mistake! As I said before, I didn’t share this for pity, but I share it in hopes that those reading my confession will think twice or maybe more about believing everything others tell you about anything and everything! Some people have only one goal in life and that is to make others miserable! That is true in financial, personal, and every part of our lives!

Keep your eyes on God  If I focus on my problems, I will be distressed and depressed. If I focus on God, I will be at rest and able to handle things I encounter.  I am attempting to employ this strategy at all times, especially in my personal life.

About Hester Guest

I am a retired teacher. I love spending time with my children, grandchildren, and friends. Reading, studying my Bible, sewing, and playing games on my computer, phone, or tablet fill my spare time. Jesus is my Saviour!
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