Wednesday, April 9, 2014

2 Choices For Our Home

We are currently weighing our options between 2 choices concerning our home.  Both require faith.  But which choice is what God wants us to do?  That is the million dollar question


Drop the price of our home a few thousand.

This would take a lot of faith because even if we sell for just under our current asking price we barely scrape by with enough money to sustain us out on the road.


Keep our price where it is.

This would require faith because at the price it's at it has sat here for 9 months with no offers.  Not that anyone has complained about the price.  But by lowering the price it could make it more enticing to potential buyers. A deal that can't walk away from.

Do we trust that God will provide that one right buyer at the price it is at and not try to take control of the situation by lowering the price?  Do we trust that God will provide the few extra thousand we need on the road( with no job) if we lower the price?

One thing that has always been important to us is that we not 'outrun' God. What I mean by that is that we wait for His timing and not force things along.  We know all too well then often when it appears nothing it happening in a situation, God is working behind the scenes to make it all come together.

 So would we be forcing things along by dropping the price because that's what we want- to sell out house quicker??

We don't know.

We also looked at which scenario would give God the most glory.

We lean more towards keeping the price where it is just because the human brain says if something isn't selling, then lower the price.  That's what people do.  So most would go with choice #1. Also most people look at (financial) #'s and live their life by them, never daring to trust God that he will provide if the numbers don't line up.  So another reason choice #1 also goes against the grain of most of society.

Our realtor suggested we not have our house come furnished and drop the price a tad and then sell the furnishing to make up for that price drop.  It is a great idea, but one that we decided long ago not to do.

The buyers have the choice to get the house unfurnished, but then we would return a few items in our home to family that we were just borrowing anyhow and the rest we would give away.


Because as we look around our beautiful home, we are humbled to realize we paid for almost none of our possessions.  They were given to us or handed down.  I can't sell something that was given to me.  We feel it should be passed on to someone else so they too can be blessed.

Not saying that to get any attention. It is tempting to think of the prospect of getting a few thousand out of our belonging. That would really help. I just wanted to explain why selling our belonging isn't a solution for us.

So what to do, what to do?

Please pray for wisdom, clarity and discernment for the Hubby and I as we make this decision. We will let you know what God leads us to do.

Many Blessings,
The Mama

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