FYI...This will not be a short post. One of these days you may find a short post on my blog but I can't start today. Sorry.
God has so brilliantly ochestrated every part of my life and the lives of those that live with me. Why? Why do I act shocked when God puts things in place as only He can. You'd think I'd be used to it by now but I'm not. I'm honored and maybe a bit embarrased that He ochestrates things for me and He speaks to me. It's not that I don't LOVE it but I am so unworthy.
Almost a year ago we decided to put our house on the market. Lots of different reasons for this decision but the biggest reason was to be closer so our kids could be involved in extra activities without it being a huge burden to our family. I know, why on earth would you decide to do this with the economy the way it is? Go ahead. I know that's what you're thinking. Well, what the heck. Let's just try it. We'll see what happens. So, our house has been on the market for several months but in the last 4 months God has brought us to a place of utter disgust. It was disgust with ourselves. It was disgust with our debt. We'd heard all the great reasons to become debt free. We knew it was what God desired for us but it wasn't until 4 months ago that we sat down in pure disgust and said, "Look, we've been talking about this for a long time now. Either commit to it or life a life chained by debt." It has taken work. It has taken self control. And it has taken a bit of sacrificing. But we're doing it. We are committed to seeing this to the end. We've been using the envelope system since November now. We haven't used a credit card and are hold to a budget. And really in the grand scheme aren't really doing without. Instead, we are gaining so much. Time at home together, more dinners sitting together at our table, a sense of freedom just to name a few.
In all this God brought us to a place where we wanted to move because the ability to payoff debt would be even greater and would move even faster. So, now that we're here, now that we have arrived at this place, God sold our house. Yep, even in this horrible economy. We're excited. We're moving forward. We'll be adjusting from the housing we're used to but He even worked that out. We're moving to a house we already love and we already own. It's our first "grown up house" as my sweet hubby calls it.
It's amazing to see how God has orchestrated every part of it. And I'm just skimming the surface. If you ever want to sit For a few hours I could share every amazing detail. In the mean time...I've got boxes to pack and some purging to do.
May God lead you to a place of courage to follow Him and His plan whatever it takes.
One more thing...God spoke to me thru his word this last week, the day before He sold our house. He said, "And I will send down showers, showers of blessings that come right when you need them." Thanks God! You never cease to amaze me.