Friday, September 6, 2013

House for Sale

Today I woke up thinking about one great gift we got from the Lord this summer. We bought a new house to enjoy, and we certainly love it! We are very grateful for this blessing and we pray the Lord will allow us to enjoy it and use it for His Kingdom for as long as He has planned. The flip side of the situation is that we still haven’t sold our old home…and yes, that is a source of stress for me.

Although it is a great place to raise a family, with the best neighbors and the most amazing Church almost right across the street, our house sits in an area that is not quite the hottest spot in Real Estate. We had a lot of traffic the first few weeks, but things had pretty much quieted down to a standstill lately. To make matters worse, it seems that all of a sudden, a lot of people have decided to put their houses up for sale, which is making the competition much tighter.

I check the listings almost on a daily basis and this morning I saw two more houses entering our little market. That gave me automatic sweaty palms. My immediate reaction was to cringe. Less than desirable scenarios began running through my mind as I contemplated the reality of our situation. Then, the Lord put a different thought in my mind.

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4: 18

I meditated on this Scripture a few days ago in a different context as I was going through another stressful situation at the time. Today, the Lord is showing me that His Word is, indeed, all-encompassing and useful in the most diverse of circumstances. In this case, the challenge is for me not to be obsessed with what I see, the proliferation of competition – too many houses for sale in a market that doesn’t present much demand; rather I must focus on the unseen – the perfect plan that God has for that house and for us.

Regardless of how hopeless the situation may seem to our eyes, the reality is that The Lord has it all under control and He knows already how things are going to work out. If He decides that my house is the one that is going to sell next, it won’t matter how many other houses have been or are getting in the market, how they look like, what their price is or where they are at.

The unseen plan of God is better than anything we can concoct. And it is the same with anything in life. We fixate on what we see, which may not seem all too agreeable to us. Instead, we should turn our eyes to Him and trust His invisible Hand which guides our destiny…no matter how improbable or impossible things may look to the naked eye.

I’m still nervous about my dear, old house not selling. But I am confident in the yet undisclosed plan of God. I also trust that He will give me peace as I wait for it to unfold.

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  1. I so hear you! We're in the process of building and have been for a year, and STILL haven't broken ground. The money's all there, things are ready to go, just a lot of nit picky things and I try to just stay grounded in Christ but sometimes I'm like AGGGHHH.
    whew. saw you on the blog hp ;)

    1. Thank you for stopping by and yes,I know! I pray your house project comes out the way you envision it and that you have many years to enjoy it with your loved ones!

  2. They are all superbly attractive. Makes me want to put my home on the market and move!
    Homes for Sale

  3. “In this case, the challenge is for me not to be obsessed with what I see...”—I must agree with you. Sometimes, what we see is actually not what we get. Something might be beautiful on the outside, but when get into it, you'll realize that it's not the one for you. I hope the experience have taught you a lesson to make a list of what you really look for in a house.

    Lakesha @Rose Property Management


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