Sometimes our perspective is based on what is going on in the moment, sometimes what has happened in the past and there are times it is based on what we want to happen.
We are in the process of looking for a home. Not just a home for us, but a home for our
family and our animals. We are learning sometime perspective is something completely different to one person as to another.
We found a house to look at. Online and on paper looked like it could be "the perfect home".....yep, well almost! Depending on your perspective!
Jeff and the kids drove out to see the property in person.
The property had a large yard, large shop and a huge barn. Plenty of pastor for our animals and a spot for a garden. In the mind of my husband - it was "perfect". It had "everything". In the perspective of our daughter, the logical one on this journey it was "almost perfect" ... we needed to see inside the house. Our daughter, knowing her mom (very) well - understands that I'm someone who enjoys working in my yard and making a house our home. I enjoy decorating, creating a "home" from the bones of a house. Jeff, my husband (God bless him) isn't really concerned with the house.
Jeff's perspective is that all of the memories, moments and bonding are going to take place somewhere outside, with the animals or in the shop creating. In the house is where we'll eat and sleep - "the house is not a big deal". My husband's idea is that we'll rise early on weekends and nurture & love on our animals, enjoy them and family while also enjoying the outdoors. Arriving home at the end of the day, and being able to walk out and take care of or talk to our animals - that is his perspective of "the perfect home". There will be roping (He's a roper!) and riding and adventures. It will be good family times.
I on the other hand think about family dinners, holidays shared, having friends and family over for meals & gatherings... initially taking place inside the home. My perspective is we need to have a nice big dinning room, kitchen & family room. A patio or deck outside would be great too! My perspective goes beyond just "us".... I embrace and want to include others. This is so far from what my husband desires, that his perspective is "you are crazy" ; )
So our perspectives on buying a home differ greatly, but yet are much the same. Our goals are the same. To have a home for our family & our animals. To make memories and enjoy adventures ~ the perspective in how we do that - much different.
I believe God wired us like this to meet all of our needs. If my only focus is on the house - the situation for our animals will be overlooked. And if Jeff only focuses on the barns and outbuildings, then the focus for sharing holidays and gathering at a big farm table will be overlooked. God has given us each our own perspective, when brought together we as a couple cover all of our hopes and desires in a home. For our family. For our animals.
As we look for our home, we are learning to have patience - in the situation and with one another. We are learning to trust, the desires of our hearts and the house that God has chosen for us. There is so much more to finding a home, than finding it ~ it is finding yourself putting all of your hope, faith in trust in the home that God has chosen for us.
Trust in the lord your God with all your heart.
We truly believe that God has already chosen a home for us. That we are needing to trust Him, to believe he's taken care of all of our needs and that his incredible timing will be perfect! We know it will. Sometimes we grow impatient and want it now. So grateful that we have the understanding of FAITH and know that the plans God has for us are far greater than any plan (or home) we have for ourselves.