My husband and I were waiting on God to move……..literally! We had lived in our previous house for just over 21 years. We had been doing some upgrades on the house for the previous two years. During those two years we were growing impatient because we really wanted to move but we just did not feel it was time yet. So we just stayed the course.
At the church my husband and I attend I am part of the leadership team in our ladies ministry. As part on that leadership responsibility I have books that I am required to read. This time last year the book I was reading focused on taking the next step, getting “unstuck” from whatever has a hold on you. As I was reading I positively heard the Holy Spirit speak to my heart that NOW was the time to move. While reading one of the chapters I stopped, put the book in my lap and uttered the words…”Yes, we are stuck!” I knew this was the moment…the time was here that if we wanted to see things happen we had to take the next step.
As soon as my husband came home from work I told him how I had been prompted in my spirit that we needed to call our real estate agent immediately. I made that call but I had to leave a message. Eventually she returned the call but she was on vacation in Mexico. She said she would be back in town in a week and we would meet then. So I waited. That week could not go by fast enough for me.
On June 20, 2016 our agent, Mike and myself signed a six month contract to sell our house. Two days later after she had everything loaded into the MLS system for our county she came and put the sign in the yard. That was on the 22nd and on June 25th we had a signed contract on our house for only $2,000 less than our asking price. We found a brand new home twelve miles away in a more rural setting and moved in to our new home on August 4, 2016.
I share this because it is so very important to wait on the Lord and then when He answers…..take action! I knew it was the Lord speaking that day. But what if I had not taken action? Well we would have missed what He had in store for us. John 10:27 says, “My sheep listen to my voice, I know them, and they follow me.”
God wants to bless us. He wants good things for His kids but sometimes we must wait. We wait because the good things He has planned for us are in His timing not ours. “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14. I will say that I was not always patient but I was fearful to move without hearing Him speak now was the time. I am so thankful for all He did for us. I am still in awe of the enormous blessing He brought our way.
If you are waiting and to be honest who isn’t, right? Don’t give up, keep praying, keep listening and when He speaks……move!
Living by the brook,