I'll be putting our house up for sale in the next few weeks. I knew this moment would come eventually, but not quite this soon, so it's bittersweet. After spending a good deal of time in prayer over it, I knew that God was confirming it, which was why I contacted my agent last week to get the ball rolling. I was in the car the other night, getting a little teary-eyed over the idea when God asked, "Do you want my best?" That was all it took, a confirmation, that yes, Rachel, this is hard, it's not something you necessarily will want to do right now, but it's the right thing.
For months now I've been going back to Proverbs 3: 5, 6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."
Even so, there's a few favorite things I'll miss:
1) the quiet
2) the beautiful trees (but not necessarily the year-round raking)
3) the Tony Danza (think 80's sitcom "Who's the Boss?") swinging door between the kitchen and the dining room
4) the back deck
How about you? What things have you given up in the past and you later realized that God had an even bigger plan?