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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

For Sale

Well, it's been a little while and God's been doing some amazing teaching in my life over the past few months. CC and I put our first home on the market two months ago. We've been in it for almost 4 years now and God's just telling us to sell it. Usually He gives us two or three steps out when we're trying to follow His will for our lives, and this time around we have the one step only- sell the house. That's been an adjustment- not knowing where we'll be moving to, but God is faithful and it definitely has made for an exciting time lately.

In today's housing market and economy, it doesn't make much sense to sell just to sell (buyers' market not sellers'). We can afford to keep our house which a lot of people can't right now. We realize how blessed we are to have our home, and yet we want to not own it anymore. It definitely doesn't seem logical and yet since the Lord has told us to sell, so we're selling.

We've had several showings and even two offers that fell through. Every day we wipe down the counters and open all the windows (or curtains, rather) in hopes of another showing. We're trying to be patient (which I'm definitely not good at being) and just keep trusting that God's timing is perfect.

We know His timing to be perfect but it is hard to wait for everything to line up to just when He wants the house to sell. We decided a while ago that we wouldn't look for a new place to live until we're under contract. Well that's really what's been so difficult- I love looking at floor plans and the excitement of moving somewhere new (and hopefully closer into town!) is definitely beckoning to me.

In the meantime, we keep praying!