|Today’s challenge: It’s not him. It’s Him.|
Next time someone causes you financial loss,
remember who’s really behind it.
|Some of my very close friends own a company that gets audited regularly by a government oversight agency.|
The auditors who arrive at their doorstep are professional mistake finders. So yeah, you can imagine how those meetings go. My friends get a citation for something as small as a piece of paper not being filed correctly.
If we were sitting in those meetings, our eyes would see that the people on the other side of the table are programmed to harm us.
They’re people who literally are zapping our economic well-being.
I tell my friends that if they were meeting with 1,000 auditors…
…. all of them trying with all their combined might to take one single penny away from them…
… 1,000 people couldn’t do it.
Because these are the facts:
👍 Every single penny you get.
👎 Every single penny you lose.
It’s all destined from Hashem.
Whether it’s an:
dent in your car
product you paid good money for that doesn’t work
All the people that you think are taking money from you.
Now if those people are doing something wrong, it’s unfortunate that they signed up to be Hashem’s messenger.
But they’re just actors in a play that includes Hashem and you.
This little piece of information → that all loss or gain comes from Hashem, completely changes how we deal with people who hurt us financially.
I’m not suggesting that you don’t protect yourself or try through halachic means to get what’s yours…
But so many times these stories end in machlokes because—
“What do you mean!?! They harmed me!”
>>> Here’s the real way to look at it: Nobody can take ANYTHING from me without His permission. Those people causing me financial harm? They’re only (unfortunately) Hashem’s messengers. I know that Hashem has an amazing reason. Then, next time someone causes you a loss, just bring Hashem into the picture.
> The bigger you make Hashem
< The smaller you make His messengers who harmed you.
Believe it or not, you can reach a level where the auditors … poof! disappear.