3 Facts for the Day

28 04 2013

1. I recently came across a house for sale that peaked my interest. While Ben and I aren’t actively looking to move, I think if an opportunity arose to move to a bigger home within our price range, we would take it. We initially chose to downsize our mortgage with the plan for me to spend more time at home. I couldn’t be happier with our choice. As you can tell, I love being a Mother and enjoy spending as much time as possible with my kids. I look back on our situation 2 years ago, and I’m not sure how we made ends meet. It’s only by the grace of God, I’m certain. We always made our bills on time, but had no wiggle room. The decision to sell, while allowing me to just work part-time; it also gave us room to breathe and make smarter financial decisions for our future.
2. I’ve been fond of our small house from the moment we first went inside. I felt immediately like it was the home God had for us. Since we’ve moved there, I’ve seen all the hopes and plans we had in mind come to fruition (to include the birth of another child, Bailey). We bought the house realizing that it was small, and would not likely remain our forever home. Sometimes you have pit stops in life, places where God puts you for a season to prepare you for where you’re headed next. We would like another child later down the road, but know we’re at max capacity in our 1200 sq ft as it is. With this in mind, our goal has been to wait patiently for God’s next step for us. I did say goal. That doesn’t mean it’s always easy. I can get frustrated, but I try really hard to rest in all the wonderful things God has been able to bless me with in our current circumstances. I would honestly say, 90% of the time, I want for nothing further that what is in front of me. Ok. When I’m tripping over toys and kids, it’s more like 85%.
3. So, back to the house for sale that jumped out at me. I was intrigued. I spoke with Ben and contacted the listing agent for details. The next day the agent called me again to inform me that he had received several calls from other interested buyers, including one ready to make a full offer on the home. As he told me this, I simply smiled. I was a little surprised to discover that I felt no anxiety, worry, or concern of any kind concerning these developments. As I hung up with him I simply prayed, “If it’s your will, then let it work out.” Don’t get me wrong. I don’t just sit on my hands waiting for miracles. I take action, but after prayerful consideration. My point is, it is so wonderful to relax and take comfort in knowing I don’t have to have control over everything. I can instead rest in the one who has all control and a perfect plan for me and mine. If our current station is to continue, I can trust and stay on board with that. If it’s time for a change, I can navigate if easily enough with my Captain in charge.
That is all 🙂

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