|Our Home Has Been On The Market 7 Months|
You take today, for example. I mean, here we are, two days after Christmas, in the heart of the holiday season, with New Year's Day fast approaching, and what does He do? He decides that He will blast our lives with a flurry of prospective home buyers as we try to enjoy our holidays.
Our home has been on the market for 7 months. We have had lots of "showings", and several customers have been back to see the home a second time. It is quite a chore keeping one's home in pristeen condition and appearance day in and day out, but I thought (stupid me) that the last two weeks of the year would be void of people out looking at homes.
But today---two days after Christmas, we have had three calls from realtors wanting to show the home. Now, you gotta understand we still have wrapping paper, dirty dishes, presents, etc scattered around from Christmas. So, we hop to it and scour the home in record time to accommodate the first realtor---then, she cancels. Ha ha.
Then, the second realtor shows up and we leave via the back door as they enter through the front. They stay 4 minutes. We come back home and the third realtor arrives. They come to the front door, look in through the window, and leave without even seeing the interior. You can't make this stuff up.
Of course, I am not happy. Cindy, being the voice of reason and the moderating influence in my life (thank God), calms me down and reminds me to focus on Him and not these worldly cares.
So---I got to thinkin', as I often do, about God and His lessons for us as He presents us with challenges. I figure He does these things to make us try to improve our attitudes---in my case, He wants me to be more patient and understanding. If I can improve in those areas, I just know He will bring us a buyer. In the meantime, He is getting a few heavenly laughs.