It was a tough decision for my husband, Bill, and I to move from Alabama to Tennessee. We divided the funds from the sale of our house in Alabama. Bill invested in a winter home in Florida. I was overwhelmed by the move and decided to put my money in a short-term certificate of deposit.
After my C.D. matured, my first action was to seek God’s wisdom. Peace in decision making is a key to the will of God. When my thoughts line up with God’s plans, extraordinary things happen.
Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.”
In the past, I followed my path and found myself in an unfortunate situation. In 1999, I put five thousand dollars down on a condo, thinking I could sell my existing home in six weeks. The house didn’t sell in the allotted time and I lost the earnest money. That is one reason why, today, I seek the Lord first and wait for His guidance. I learned a life lesson too good not to share. Our finances and futures are important to God. We have to trust Him to guide us.
I was checking into several options to invest my money when the thought of buying investment property moved to the forefront of my mind. Buying an investment property is a big deal. Therefore, I went to the Lord in prayer and asked Him to guide my path. Sometimes, the properties I researched seemed okay, but there was no peace in buying them. I waited. Nothing happened. That’s when I almost decided to invest in another C.D., and wait longer for God’s guidance. The next day, a furnished villa came on the market and the asking price was close to the C.D. amount. As I entered the villa, I knew it was the place God sent to me.
Three weeks later, I closed on the property with complete peace and put a for rent sign in the window. Several people called for a showing while I was adding my personal touches to the unit. The second person I showed it to signed a year’s lease. It had to be God; everything fell into place perfectly. I couldn’t wait to tell my friends about God’s mighty work in my life.
In closing, doubt is not a tool God uses to show us our way; faithfulness is. He wants us to have a life lived to the fullest that includes waiting on Him and being at peace.
God is faithful to reveal the best decision path to take. Please share your story of God’s faithfulness below. I want to hear from you.