November 1, 2013
“This Old House”
Why do we think we know best?
Once we had made the decision, to return to the foreign mission field, we put our house on the market. We used our logic to make this decision, clearly thinking it was for the best. We got it all ready and then patiently waited as countless people traipsed through our home. As time moved on we worried, then gave it over to the Lord, then we worried again. We used our logic once again, altered the price, and still nothing. Finally we came to the place where we had to make a decision, list for another length of time, lower the price yet again, or maybe look at renting it out? What to do? As we were pondering this, someone asked if we would rent it to them?
In the end, we decided to go with renting. As it turned out, God had a plan that was amazing. The missionaries that were leaving the field, for an extended leave, ended up swapping houses with us. We are taking over their lease in Mexico and they are moving into our place. We bought each other’s furniture, kitchenware, etc. This lessened the stresses of moving tremendously, for both families. Our ‘logic’ would never have led us to this plan.
This process has reminded us of the fact that God’s plans are bigger than ours. He knows best. So why is it that we use our logic first, and make plans, hoping God will honor and bless them? He took our ‘problem’ and solved it beyond what we could think or imagine.