Loving my sister, I have been very prayerful that GOD'S WILL BE DONE over this situation -meaning I'm prayerful for a larger situation than just the sale of the house. THAT being said.... my sister is growing impatient and a bit frustrated. I completely understand this feeling. Monday when she was sharing I thought long on our conversation and later I sent her an email sharing this;
MAYBE God isn't so concerned with your selling the house. Perhaps God is PREPARING THIS HOUSE for the person He has already placed it in the heart of. Perhaps God is working to BLESS SOMEONE who will truly love and be gifted with this property. Perhaps his timing has nothing to do with you at all. Not that God isn't going to look out for you, He is! However, your house need not sell to complete the purchase of your new home, knowing this God is working to bless someone with your home and just maybe in the process He is working on your patience and trust in Him. God is preparing your heart to receive the news of a sale which has been orchestrated by Him! And God is working in the heart of a buyer who has been longing for such a beautiful place to call home. In the end, God has worked the situation out to bless all those involved.
I share this with her, as I was in her shoes months ago. My husband and I didn't pray for THIS HOUSE. Our prayer was God would bless us with the house HE HAD ALREADY CHOSEN for us. And we didn't pray for a buyer, we prayed God would bless someone with our home. And we prayed for the sellers of the house we purchased as well. We didn't just want to receive the desire of our hearts, we wanted everyone in the situation to be blessed and feel the presents of God through the process beginning to end. We purchased our house from a Christian family ~ we had a few conversations over being prayerful of what was happening. HOW AWESOME IS THAT when BOTH SIDES are praying God's will! The person who purchased our house, was not a person who voiced much faith... HA! Like that stopped me from letting them know we were grateful God had blessed them and we were prayerful in the process for them.
God is AMAZINGLY GOOD. Sometimes we (ME!) need to pause and realize He isn't just working something out in a situation - He is working it out in us (me!). It isn't always all about us (me) and we (I)need to be patient and trust and know GOD IS GOOD... ALL THE TIME. ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD