Maybe I was silly to think it could all happen so effortlessly. Twenty four hours after we received a pending sale on our home, we found a house we both loved, in a great location close to our church. It was even listed for below the amount we had both agreed on was our target price. So, we made our offer, our realtor being assured by the seller's realtor that our offer was the first one on the table.
At lunch today, I looked at the listing for the house one more time, and was surprised to see it listed as sale pending. We still had not gotten a call that our offer had been accepted. Instead, we had been told that the seller's agent was having a hard time reaching the seller, who was "traveling". What was really happening was that she was stalling for a client that she had shown the property and whom she knew was interested to get their documentation together for an offer. In other words, she never presented the seller with our offer or our letter of intent, (the seller was evidently a Christian judging by things we had seen in the home, so in our letter of intent we had told the seller a bit about ourselves and how much we liked the home, and our desire to move closer to the church my husband pastors). Anyway, a pending sale happened on the house with our offer being unseen by the seller and ignored by the seller's agent in favor of a client that enabled her to get both the selling and buying fees. It made me heartsick.
It's at times like this that it's easy to forget that I told God to open or close doors according to His perfect will. I forget the many times I gave it into His hands and told Him I trusted Him. What I remember is the way I was already making it our home in my head. That's me, emotionally over invested in a house we don't even own yet. My times are in His hands is a truth I need to keep imprinted on my mind and hidden deep in my heart if I'm to make it though this transition time with a peaceful attitude. "No good, (beneficial), thing will He withheld from those who walk uprightly", it says in Psalm 84:11. I must trust that He knows something, He sees something, that I'm not seeing right now.
Also happily linking up with the lovely Lisha Epperson
and Cheryl McCain Photography.