If you have been reading my blogs a while or attended a Financial Peace University class by Dave Ramsey, then you've heard of Gazelle Intensity. That is what our class on Sunday was about. It comes from this passage in the Bible, where the writer is basically saying if you owe money, work at getting it paid off as if you were running from a predator. I printed this passage and picture out today and I"m going to hang it up somewhere in my house to remind us. Most of the pictures I found have the gazelle getting eaten by the cheetah, but since I want to get away from the cheetah (or debt), I didn't choose one of those. LOL.
1 My son, if you have
put up security for your neighbor,
if you have struck hands in
pledge for another,
2 if you have been trapped by what you said,
ensnared by the words of your mouth,
3 then do this, my son, to free yourself,
since you have fallen
into your neighbor’s hands:
Go and humble yourself;
press your plea with your neighbor!
4 Allow no sleep to your eyes,
no slumber to your eyelids.
5 Free yourself, like a
gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
like a bird from the snare of the fowler.