here is a hypothetical

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morefaithrequired

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You win the lottery..50 million dollars but one week later you get a cancer verdict. 3 months to live.
Of course a strong true Christian may not be disturbed by such fluctuations of fortune in his or her life. The eternal perspective is all that matters.
My first reaction would be as a human being!! wow! I solved all my money issues! No more financial misery! But the cancer verdict would just knock me out. My enthusiasm would go down the plug hole. What a bummer!
OK get on your bike. lets try that unceasing prayer, you always talked about trying!..give the money away of course..just focus on prayer. finally I found the focus and discipline!
 

Roughsoul1991

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You win the lottery..50 million dollars but one week later you get a cancer verdict. 3 months to live.
Of course a strong true Christian may not be disturbed by such fluctuations of fortune in his or her life. The eternal perspective is all that matters.
My first reaction would be as a human being!! wow! I solved all my money issues! No more financial misery! But the cancer verdict would just knock me out. My enthusiasm would go down the plug hole. What a bummer!
OK get on your bike. lets try that unceasing prayer, you always talked about trying!..give the money away of course..just focus on prayer. finally I found the focus and discipline!
What are you talking about?
 

Lynx

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morefaithrequired I always like to read your posts because you have some good thoughts.

But it's usually difficult to read your posts because you never fully express the thoughts. There are always words or sometimes whole sentences missing. It's like a Wheel of Fortune phrase where you have to know or guess what the missing letters are to make what you see make sense.

Now, to the current topic: I'm going to go on the assumption you are soliciting our opinions about what we would do in such a hypothetical situation. My answer: Beats the crap outta me. I have no idea what I would do with the money in three months. Probably I would do a lot of googling and comparing to see which charity organization would be best able to use it. But I don't know for sure that is what I would do.

I would also have serious questions about the origin of that lottery ticket, as I never have liked to gamble... :p
 

Subhumanoidal

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I wouldn't worry about the cancer diagnosis weeks into the future. The shock of seeing my lottery numbers appear one after the other in a 50 million dollar lottery draw would cause me to die of shock.
No problems there. I don't have a cancer diagnosis.
 

Subhumanoidal

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Good to hear but I wasn't referring to you.
Notice my response was first person? Me responding to the OP, not you. :p


The
was my response to your animated gif. The rest was my response to the OP.
I knew it wasn't for me. I assumed you quoted the wrong person on accident and was alerting you.
The like button has a laughter option. That may be less confusing for future situations. :)
 

morefaithrequired

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morefaithrequired I always like to read your posts because you have some good thoughts.

But it's usually difficult to read your posts because you never fully express the thoughts. There are always words or sometimes whole sentences missing. It's like a Wheel of Fortune phrase where you have to know or guess what the missing letters are to make what you see make sense.

Now, to the current topic: I'm going to go on the assumption you are soliciting our opinions about what we would do in such a hypothetical situation. My answer: Beats the crap outta me. I have no idea what I would do with the money in three months. Probably I would do a lot of googling and comparing to see which charity organization would be best able to use it. But I don't know for sure that is what I would do.

I would also have serious questions about the origin of that lottery ticket, as I never have liked to gamble... :p
i hardly edit my thoughts. i am just processing them on here. sometimes i make sense. sometimes I dont. Im a bit crazy so dont take me seriously. feel free to respond though.
 

morefaithrequired

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what a disappointment though. all that money and no time to enjoy it.
 

morefaithrequired

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sorry guys ...the question......
what would you do if you got a terminal cancer verdict just after winning the lottery?
guess here i was more interested in exploring the feelings in such a hypothetical.
 

Whispered

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I knew it wasn't for me. I assumed you quoted the wrong person on accident and was alerting you.
The like button has a laughter option. That may be less confusing for future situations. :)
Probably would have caused the same confusion since I answered the OP while using a lol emote. to respond to your gif.
I should have posted two different replies to avoid the confusion.
 

Whispered

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what a disappointment though. all that money and no time to enjoy it.
Three months is quite a long time if you think about it. Ninety two or so days to live.
That would be a hypothetical in itself. Lottery or no.

Ninety two or so days is all you have left on this earth. Fact.
What would you prioritize as the last things you'll ever do, the last memories you'll ever make or leave behind with others.

Reminds me of a great book. Veronica Decides To Die.
Great message there.
 

morefaithrequired

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Three months is quite a long time if you think about it. Ninety two or so days to live.
That would be a hypothetical in itself. Lottery or no.

Ninety two or so days is all you have left on this earth. Fact.
What would you prioritize as the last things you'll ever do, the last memories you'll ever make or leave behind with others.

Reminds me of a great book. Veronica Decides To Die.
Great message there.
3 months to live.
suddenly those tv programs I watch dont seem so important.
but do i need 50 million?
plan how to give it away. maybe donate 100 bucks to Christian Chat. 😂 10 bucks to Whispered if she really needs it.
 

Adstar

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You win the lottery..50 million dollars but one week later you get a cancer verdict. 3 months to live.
Of course a strong true Christian may not be disturbed by such fluctuations of fortune in his or her life. The eternal perspective is all that matters.
My first reaction would be as a human being!! wow! I solved all my money issues! No more financial misery! But the cancer verdict would just knock me out. My enthusiasm would go down the plug hole. What a bummer!
OK get on your bike. lets try that unceasing prayer, you always talked about trying!..give the money away of course..just focus on prayer. finally I found the focus and discipline!
I would consider the News a Double Win..

50 million dollars to help my brothers and sisters out.. And only 3 more months to wait to be out of this cruel, evil world and be with my loving LORD Jesus FOREVER... :D WIN WIN (y)
 

morefaithrequired

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I would have mixed feelings but that just points to my lack of faith.
 

Poinsetta

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The lottery money is to pay your doctor visits for your chemotherapy sessions. Comprende?
 
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... help my brothers and sisters out.. And only 3 more months to wait to be out of this cruel, evil world and be with my loving LORD Jesus FOREVER...
agreed. signed my do not resuscitate order and slapped on my donor sticker yrs ago