I have wanted to sell our house for the last two years and move in to a new home that has more of what I desire. We bought our home as a starter home before our kids were born. We sold our land since then and have been in this home for seven years. Don’t get me wrong I do love our home. It is a hard decision to make emotionally and financially. This the home our two precious babies have grow in the last 6 years. This is the home we came home to empty handed when we lost our baby girl six years ago. The home that Jesus saved me from depression and grief.
We have gone back and forth do we sell or stay? We have met with two realtors this year when we finally got to a place where we thought we were ready to sell. I look at other houses and I just can’t seem to find “the house” that I would feel 100% confident in moving to. The ones that I absolutely do love are just out of the price range that we want to stay in.
It get’s frustrating emotionally every time we step near the conversation of do we move. My husband is more realistic and I am more emotional. Who knew? We have even contemplated remodeling our home to have a little more space but it just doesn’t seem like the right thing to do.
So I pray. I pray to God to please help us with the decision of selling or staying. Please help us sell and find the home are wanting. Then he reminds me of his will not mine. To focus on his plans for our family rather than my own. He says no to my prayer again. Maybe the want of moving to a new home is not what we need. We are blessed to have a home that is plenty for our family. A home with running water, air conditioning, a fridge full of food, and so much more.
We are blessed. Sometimes God has us right where he needs us but we lose focus. God has nudged at my heart to pray for contentment. He will fill my life with his Riches.
Be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. ~Hebrews 13:5
God will my life with riches not the world. He will fill my heart with content. God gave us our home as a gift and to be thankful. He has filled our home with everything we need. The clothes to wear, the toys to play with, the furniture for every room. Be thankful for all that we have received in his name. Big or small.
Today I will pray for contentment in all areas of my life except for my growth in him. Lord grow my heart spiritually to soak in your love and wisdom. I will worship his name for his riches are far better. His riches are pure love, joy, and peace.
I may not have the big house, the counters and flooring I want but I have everything I need. Do not lose focus on what the important stuff is. Not our earthly home but our heavenly home. To teach my children about God’s love and to witness to others. How can I do God’s will if I am too focused on my eartly wants?