This is part of a series. Go here if you haven't read the beginning.
So we found a gorgeous piece of property, er, well it found us, in July. We spent two weeks getting our house ready to put on the market...you know, all the stuff that we should have done years ago. We only had to do one big ticket item: putting tile in the master bath. Cleaning out was the most time consuming part, but it sure felt good to purge!
My timeline and God's timeline look a little different.
I thought we'd put the house on the market in July, sell it by October and be moved into our new home by Christmas. Perfection all wrapped up with a bow.
Fortunately, God can see the bigger picture. The process of purchasing the land took MUCH longer than we anticipated. On our way to Thanksgiving we got a phone call that the deal was off. All the way to the mountains I did the UGLY cry. There may have been some crossing of the arms and stomping of the foot, because I'm mature like that. I had emotionally committed myself to that piece of property and it was gone. Mercifully, God looks beyond my immature outbursts and miraculously, two days later we received a call that the deal was back on. We finally closed on the land in mid-December.
If my "perfect plan" had worked out, we would have been homeless/desperate for several months.
I'm still waiting to see His plan. It's in motion, but we're not there yet. We had no showings of our current home from October to January. It was disheartening to say the least. Things have picked up and we are seeing lots more activity. Yay! I still love this home, so it's hard not to take it personally when someone doesn't want it. For months my prayer has been Lord, sell this house! My selfish heart recently opened up and realized (once again) it's not just about me. I have started praying for the family that will one day live here. I am praying for them as they make this giant decision. I want them to fall in love with this home. I want them to be at peace about this beautiful place. When we built this home, we wrote scripture on the studs before putting up the drywall. We prayed that it would be a place that would be used to glorify Him. That is still our prayer.
So would you join me in praying for the future owners of our home? We know God's timing is perfect. Yes, we are weary. Yes, we are ready.
But we're still dreaming....