After 10 months of busting it and sacrificing...
10 months of no cable television
10 months of driving a beater car
10 months of rare date nights and cheap entertainment
10 months of denying immediate gratification for long term gain...
WE'RE DEBT FREE!!!!
(This is what they scream on 'The Dave Ramsey Show'...followed by a soundbite of Braveheart's "FREEDOM" bellowing battlecry). His financial teaching is what motivated us to start this journey 10 months ago.
A little over $53,000.00 of college loan debt PAID IN FULL.
Ramsey says "Debt is normal...be weird." We must confess, weird never felt so good.
He also quite frequently quotes the scripture that states, "The borrower is slave to the lender." So true. It feels much different going to work knowing your hard work is directly benefiting your family and not instantly owed to someone else.
Romans 13:8 says, "Let no debt remain outstanding except the continuing debt to love one another."
We are now free to walk in this truth.
And a word of encouragement:
A year ago, this was just a glimmer of hope...an impossibility, really. But if you find yourself longing to be rid of your own debt, you can do it! With some sound teaching, a plan, and the will to sacrifice knowing that "if you live like no one else...one day you will live like no one else"...you too can shout, "WE'RE DEBT FREE" & change your family tree!
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