Hunting for Houses But Finding Patience

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Lately, my days have been filled with hours-upon-hours of searching for houses online. Believe it or not, one must have a place to live if one plans to move...just sayin'.

But between the high-crime in Charlotte, the fact that we have three dogs, and our limited budget, it feels like we need to succumb to purchasing a box and calling it a day. Maybe we could even get a deluxe box ;)

Despite the stress and annoyance though, I fully know it will all work out. I am not really worried at all- just peeved. I want to know right now: where we will live, where we will work, where we will meet our friends, and how long it will take to make those friends. Unfortunately, that's not how it works. Much of the time, God waits until the "last minute" to do things. Or at least that's how it appears to us. But even when God doesn't make us wait that long, He still calls us to patience and trust.


God calls us to patience for many reasons, but I think the biggest reason is because it reflects our trust in Him. Even though I trust God to take care of everything, by not being patient, I am showing that there is still a little part of me that feels I have to do it all myself. I don't, and I know I don't, but my "human" is showing ;)

I also think that when we are antsy about something, it shows that we are making that thing more important than God. Maybe we really do fully trust him, but by our lack of patience, we are saying, "God, my desire for things to happen now is more important than the way you want it to happen". Whoops. That's not good.

So I would encourage us all, be patient and wait on the Lord's timing. Let's not push ahead, making our way and timing an idol in our hearts. Let's not be fooled by the lie that we can do it all ourselves. And let's not fret, forgetting to trust the One who always knows best!




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  1. "Maybe we really do fully trust him, but by our lack of patience, we are saying, "God, my desire for things to happen now is more important than the way you want it to happen"." - Wow this post really spoke to me. God always has a way of revealing to me that I don't truly trust His timing. Thanks for this reminder to be patient. I needed to read this today :)

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    1. I am so glad, Holly! You sharing that with me blessed me- so thank you too! :)

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  2. Honestly, I get it. I was there just this past summer. And I just want to encourage you. God has a plan. If you release your control, completely, and allow Him to work, it will blow your mind. Honest. I look back and remember every safety net I had employed. And when they eventually failed, and I had to completely trust. It was amazing. More than I imagined. Praying for you in this difficult and stretching, but oh so grace filled transition.

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet friend. I appreciate it. I have full faith itll all work out, but it's the waiting that I am not so great at ;)

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  3. Oh thanks for this today Kristin, God's timing is so good. I have a tendency to want to rush to the next thing and know what's coming, thankful for Jesus' gracious words that invite us to enjoy today.

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    1. I am so glad it helped. It's definitely a daily process!

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  4. Love that you are using this situation and seeing God work in it! I definitely need to also be patient in my own life. Great post!

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  5. This was a great reminder to read first thing in the morning- I need to remind myself of this more often. Looking forward to hearing about your moving plans!

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    1. Thank you! We are excited, but I have honestly learned more and more through this process how impatient I am. I need my own reminders. lol

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  6. It is so hard to be patient, but I'm glad you are not worried. Best of luck finding your new home.

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  7. Good luck with your search! I'll be doing the same thing soon!

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  8. What a great and inspiring post! Thank you for sharing it with us today. We move this winter and I am super anxious to already have a home. But I know we have to wait.

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  9. I often feel like God has his own timing and plans for us all. It's difficult and we must learn patience. Good luck!

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  10. Thank you for this inspiration, I know I need to work more on being patient. God bless!

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  11. Always get a guide who is knowledgeable about the area you are planning to hunt in. Make reservations beforehand while planning for the trip. My response

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