Focus Scripture: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9
“I’m showing you just how mighty and powerful I really am.” -God
After looking in DC for about a month, I decided to go ahead and expand my house search to Maryland. One morning my realtor and I set out to see four homes. We got to the first home and I loved it! I had the normal first time home-buyer jitters, but that was the first house that I actually liked. After trying to look at the other three properties and being unsuccessful, I decided to make an offer. I was so excited!
After submitting my offer and refusing their counter offer, the sellers went with one of the other two offers. I was disappointed. But I knew if I loved this house as much as I did, the home that God had planned for me I would love 10x better, because He gives good gifts to those who ask Him. See Matthew 7:11.
About three weeks later, I came across two houses that I was willing to go look at, one of them was in the same community of the home that I originally put a contract on. As I was parking in the neighborhood, I got a phone call. It was from the seller of the original property inquiring if I was willing to submit another offer. The previous buyer was getting cold feet and didn’t want to go through with the purchase!
God was up to something mighty and powerful! I now had two amazing houses that I was considering, one of which the seller was directly asking me to purchase. This meant that they had to accept my offer including the closing cost assisted I originally requested that they rejected. Surly goodness and mercy was following me (Psalm 23:).
I’ve been in my home for almost two years now. The house that initially looked as if I wasn’t going to get.
What often times looks like a setback is a set up for God to show Himself strong on your behalf. See 2 Corinthians 16:9. One of the biggest things I learned in that season of my life is not to put parameters on God. Being an analytical person, I often times find myself thinking that I have God figured out or I know how He is going to work something out not realizing that my brain, in itself, has parameters and it can only comprehend but so much in comparison to God’s infinite wisdom.
There are times when I have looked at how He preformed in the life of someone else and I thought, “Oh, He did it like that for them, so He will probably do it like this for me.” or, “It took her 3 years, so it’s probably going to happen like that for me too.”
God’s thoughts are far from ours. If you can think of a way He can solve your problem or fix what’s going wrong in your life, let me help you – He’s not going to do it that way.
Rest in the reality that you serve a mighty and powerful God that can and will show Himself strong on your behalf!
Prayer: God, thank You for being so mighty and powerful! There are times that I have tried to box You in or out think You, please forgive me. Help me to rest in the reality that our thoughts and ways differ, but You have the power to do exceedingly, abundantly above all I could ever ask or think. Thank You for continually showing me just how mighty and powerful You really are. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!