I want to believe that you are getting professional help in your purchasing efforts, because Trulia Voices ain't the place to obtain the particular help that you obviously need.
Nevertheless, I shall try.
If you make an offer, you need to have "Immediately available funds" in the amount of the offer, unless you stipulate otherwise. Any stipulated contingency will have a time limit. Your offer must have some basic criteria, including but not limited to a price, a closing date with a named Georgia attorney. Valid earnest money probably accompanies your offer, if your Seller knows what they are doing.
All of this real estate purchasing stuff is so easy when you are working with a professional, fiduciary Buyer's Agent in an Exclusive Buyer Agency agreement.
Otherwise, I have a feeling that your particular problem in this case is insurmountable. Start over.
Remember, the habit of "win / win or no deal" is not only one of the 7 habits of highly effective people, but it is also "part of the great primieval contract of eternal society."