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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