I feel like God just has me on a massively long lesson of….WAIT….and…TRUST…. I couldn’t have the simple lessons, no, I had to get the big ones. It’s all fine. I’m chuckling to myself as I write this. The words “big dummy” fly through my head as I write since I think I must be slightly slower than others when it’s learning time.
Another lesson for us is about moving to another house. We rent our house. We’ve had to since we lost our life’s savings in a Ponzi scheme four years ago. No, the case hasn’t finished. It’s still ongoing. The gentlemen are still out on bail living their lives without an apology to those who were wronged. I doubt we’ll get it. That’s fine. They have to also stand before God one day. I am not angry anymore. I’ve come to terms with everything and in the whole process, that was another learning curve which we passed. whew!
Peter and I feel we are to move to Paarl. Has it happened? Absolutely not. Did we miss hearing from God? Absolutely not. Is there sin in our lives? Absolutely not. Are we out of the box thinkers and doers? Absolutely! With every lesson we have learnt over the past four years, we have not regretted a single decision. Can we testify of God’s goodness? Absolutely! Can we talk about His provision? Absolutely!
We have found several rental houses that we like and could afford. We made an offer on one and boy, has that been an interesting ride. Our emotions would say throw down your toys, throw a hissy fit, get mad at the nonsense going on (totally out of our control, the nonsense and I’m not elaborating at all), put something on the News24 website but what would that accomplish? Sure, we’d get a resolution, we’d put a bad spotlight on a person or agency but would that really help? Absolutely not.
The lesson once again, isn’t about us getting a specific house when we want it. It’s about trusting God once again. The right house will be there at the right time. We will have the right agent showing us the house. Favor with that real estate agency will be there at the right time. What is my reaction going to be and how is my heart when things don’t go as they normally have with regards to rental contracts for us.
So we have to wait until our current contract runs out. Not a big deal. Yes, my daughter has to get up at the crack of dawn to catch her bus at 6:15am. It means she’s home an hour later than most kids whose parents pick them up. It means she gets home on the late bus when she has after school events and she’s only home by 6:45pm. It’s only for a short time until we move to Paarl.
I am beginning to chuckle because it’s rather comical now with the lessons we are being taught about waiting. I think we better learn this one quickly or this is going to be a really long class, so to speak! I think we got this. God is faithful. We will be obedient to what He says and still laugh about the interesting things we are going through. At least I have an awesome husband that I get to go through this adventure with on the various ebbs and flows of life. He loves adventure. I quietly assess, adjust and move on. I process things in an inward manner.
Anyway, life’s one big journey or a box of chocolates as Forrest Gump’s mom says. I do love to poke my finger in chocolates to see what’s inside. Naughty, I know.
I’ll write again soon, but not today….Ciao!