Nobody wants my house.
Oh, everybody loves it. People have come back multiple times and even written offers. But every single time, something has fallen through or come up short.
Jesus has shut the door, nearly literally, on the sale of our home.
The fact that it hasn’t sold has left people baffled. And I was one of them.
But now I’m smiling with the contentment that comes from knowing that God is doing something far greater than selling a house here. Something way more creative than I could have imagined.
It’s not about 415 Abbie Street.
It’s about his roundabout way of beautifully answering a prayer with the word “No.”
The way I met our realtors and the manner in which that ball began rolling was, in itself, a little miracle. My thick skull, of course, thought our connection was all about the obvious.
Clearly, I was wrong.
What has sprung up instead, is the partnering of realtors to a stager. Someone who could help relieve a little of the stress of these realtors’ incredible work load and enhance the selling and buying experience for clients. Someone whom God had been speaking to over and over about using the gift of taking old things and making them new for the benefit of others. Someone who is in the process of creating a blog/website called My Father’s House that can so seamlessly be intertwined with both the literal and the analogical meanings of beautifying a home.
It was never about selling my house.
It was about helping to sell the homes of others and finding my “home” in the process.
Without pursuing it, an opportunity has quickly emerged. An opportunity so perfect that I would never have even had the inkling to ask God for something so fitting for my heart and skills. It leaves my head spinning and my heart thrilling.
Thank you, Liz and Deanna for this chance to use what God has given.
Thank you, Jesus, for seeing the big picture and working behind the scenes of the obviously shut doors to create picture windows of blessing and opportunity.
The sign in my front yard has been removed.
But the signs of true purpose and direction are only just beginning….
– Are you (like me) trying to wedge open doors that God is closing?
– With your preoccupation of trying to make something happen, are you missing the hidden things God is doing in another direction?
– Can you look at “no” as a lovely answer that sheds light on a new area?
– Can you trust that God is who He says He is and that He does what He says He will do?
He has a YES waiting for you.
Aren’t you excited to discover it? 🙂
Jeremiah 29:11 -” For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Isaiah 64:4 – Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
1 Corinthians 2:9 – “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”