Even GOD does EVICTIONS!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL 481.010183

                                           

GOD evicted HIS First man, Adam - why? because he did NOT follow the rules of the lease! HE gave man the option and man chose what man wanted to do! Why do we think we can make something work when GOD himself  allows man to suffer the consequences of his own choices? Throughout the Bible, there are examples for us to learn from without us having to E X P E R I E N C E it  first hand ourselves!

God spoke to Adam in Genesis and said to him, (and i'm putting it in "simple" language) "dude, here is a fully furnished pad with meals!  It's our brand new model, constructed just for "you"....eat ALL you want!" Now, listen, this is MY property....you can stay as long as you pay the rent (tend to the garden)!  It is NOT free! Sign here: x__________________________________.

WHOA! before you sign, know that IF you violate the lease agreement by eating of the forbidden tree, you get NO 5 DAY NOTICE --- you get BOOTED! HEY, by the way, this goes for your guests, family members, and "wifey-poo" too! - YOU gotta take responsibility for THEM since YOU are the head! You are the one with authority! You are the one i'm making this agreement with! You'll have all you needs supplied! OK? Ya got that? Kewl! Sign here: x__________________________________ .  

 

Wait a minute...... let's go back further BEFORE the creation of man......... God's TOP angel was kicked out first! He did NOT keep the rules! He rebelled against his landlord, and got cast out! He did not receive a 3, 5, or 10 Day Notice! Now GOD is a Righteous Judge, and knows the hearts of man.....why do we bypass what HE has set up and become our own justification by trying to do it OUR way???  Don't forget  these were both GOD's BEST!          

I'm guilty of making the same mistakes that mostly every landlord makes! I've had the tenants from hell! I've gone the route of "trying to help!" What has it gotten me: ANGRY!  The good news is, i've learned, recovered, and realized the errors of my ways. God moves forward and so do i! Evictions are part of Property Management. I have accepted that. You may have all good tenants......in the beginning.  When or if they change - you must change also!  This is a business....keep it that way!  These are the rules: keep them in place!

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Comments (47)

Blanca Cholewczynski
U - Oak Brook, IL
XCO
Yep!
Feb 06, 2007 10:12 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC
Oh my goodness - i feel like a celebrity.  I am honored just by your comments.  Thanks again Laurie and Blanca! 
Feb 06, 2007 11:26 AM
Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker
Portland, OR
I decided to go back and read some of the posts the preceded my coming to Active Rain, and I found this! Great Post!!!!
Jul 24, 2007 05:25 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC
Alecia:  Thanks for taking the time to read this and comment! .... i'm humbled by your decision.
Jul 24, 2007 08:16 AM
Diane Velikis
Coldwell & Banker Busch Real Estate - Luzerne, PA
Luzerne County Real Estate
What a creative post! I love how you can find the answers to make it in your business and daily life!
Jul 25, 2007 06:21 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC
Diane V:  You know, Our GOD just issues out dosages of HIS creativity!  It's a blessing to know HIM as Our Father isn't it?  I'm grateful to know HIS daughter, my "sistah" Diane Velikis too! (as well as all of my other sisters and brothers.)     Thanks for posting a comment Diane!
Jul 25, 2007 03:55 PM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC

Hmmmmm when this Blog is Googled, the Inman post shows it in the #1 spot!   In the #11 spot this is referenced by Real Estate Voices.  

Now, Active Rain shows this article in only the #21 spot and it is NOT DIRECTLY referenced.... this Property Management Group is.  hmmmmm Wonder how that got to be that way??

Any clues?

Sep 27, 2007 07:47 AM
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Nov 16, 2007 05:32 AM
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Jo Newton
Rentals Made Easy Mgmt Group - Conyers, GA
Realtor & Property Manager
Great Post Diane.  Wonderful seeing it from a biblical standpoint!
Nov 25, 2007 08:26 AM
Gayle Balaban
The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E - Chattanooga, TN
E. TN Waterfront Real Estate
I dislike residential rentals for so many reasons.  I have a friend that does property managment and even after all this time she still tries to help and always ends up on the short end.
Nov 25, 2007 11:45 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN
SpousesSellingHousesTM

Never thought of it this way Diane - but you are correct - God evicts if we don't follow rules - why should people be surprised when they are served with notice?

Sincerely,

Grace Safrin

Nov 26, 2007 02:10 AM
Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team
Diane:  This is hilarious! (And absolutely true!!) I missed it before. Speaking of missing something....I MISS YOU!!! Love ya, sis!! God bless you!!!
Nov 26, 2007 02:20 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC

Josette!  Welcome to Active Rain & to the Property Management Group!  Glad to hear you find this post insightful, originating all the way back to our Creator!  Gives us backing doesn't it?  Have a wonderful Holiday Season, and thanks for joining the group! 

Please feel free to post relevant topics!!

Nov 26, 2007 11:50 PM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC
Gayle!  I understand TOTALLY about how you feel!!!   UGH!!  This  field is NOT for MOST folks, but it is a necessary and needed job!  Sounds like your friend has not "mastered" what property managers need to become UP on!  Be encouraged and enjoy the holidays! 
Nov 26, 2007 11:54 PM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC
Hi Grace!  Eye-opener isn't it?  No need for the landlord to feel guilty, right??  Glad you were able to see this!  Listen, have a wonderful holiday season, OK?
Nov 27, 2007 12:04 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC
Elizabeth:  I too miss YOU and the others too!!..... but in this case, God has evicted me from Active Rain... for a tad... LOL!!!  Listen, enjoy your holiday season!!! (thanks for caring enough to miss me)
Nov 27, 2007 12:17 AM
Golden Estate Management
Golden Estate Property Management - Los Angeles, CA

Hello Grace! Thank you for sharing that with us. It was a very interesting blog.

Dec 08, 2008 08:43 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Hi Diane,

I had to visit this post, had never read it... I think you did this before I joined AR. 

Great write!  You are a very talented girl!

Oct 31, 2009 09:42 PM
Jane Cross
Homes By Cross serving Charlotte NC Real Estate Needs - Charlotte, NC

Diane,

This reminds me of one of my favorite story where God keeps throwing out lines to save a guy...a rope, a boat, etc. The guy drowns and says, God why'd you let me drown...God, was like, I kept trying to save you, but you wouldn't try to save yourself.

Fantastic post..no wonder Inman featured it!!!

Nov 01, 2009 04:08 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC

Golden Eagle: You meant Diane, not Grace, right?  Glad you found it interesting! Thanks for reading! 

Judi:  Thanks for taking time to read!  Appreciate your thoughts on it very much!

Jane:  Yes!  I remember that story and see the parallel!  If YOU think it's fantastic... that's important to me... thank you Jane!

Nov 01, 2009 05:16 AM