Someone tried to cheat me out of $130 today. It isn't such a large sum of money that it would have caused me a great deal of trouble. But, it was enough. It was enough especially since I know for a fact that the person who tried to cheat me has more money than I do. Why did they need to cheat me?
But, before I gave the money over someone else told me to question the amount. When I did I discovered the discrepancy. I asked the person about it and there was a rather flimsy excuse that ultimately meant, I didn't think you would check, I thought you would just trust me and pay.
I didn't and I am not going to pay the extra $130. But, I did some praying about it. Why, Lord, why? And I didn't get the answer to why the attempt to cheat me was made. I got the answer that I have brains in my head and I need not trust people who have proven their dishonesty. I need to be smarter.
That doesn't mean that I should be anxious or suspicious all the time. It doesn't mean I shouldn't trust people. But, I shouldn't trust dishonest people. It all has to do with setting boundaries and limits and not accepting unacceptable behavior. Those are lessons I need to learn. I am being taught. One day at a time.