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  1. James says:

    Hi Deep Imprints,

    What if the situation was screaming at you and you still mess it up…. I recently had a chance to accept an amazing offer someone made on our family house and I really felt like God was giving me all the signs to sell. This is because at the moment my mother is completely dependent on me as she doesn’t drive and our house is in the middle of the country side, which means my life has been kinda put on hold for the past few years and I feel that is holding me back from doing the work God has put in my heart. I ended up not accepting the offer because my sister was freaking out about losing our family home and also I met this woman on the street who somehow convinced me that I would need this house in the country in the very ‘end days’…..she was a Christian obviously, but so am I and I had thought about that whole issue but still felt like God was telling me to sell. I has also spoken to people at my church and they said that it would be better for everyone in my family to sell…. I ended up getting confused and waited too long to decide and as a result we missed this AMAZING offer, like 30% more than we were asking for originally…amazing, especially considering the state of the UK economy right now. A few days later my family suddenly changed their mind and decided ‘actually we think we should sell’ at which point I knew that I had been right all along and had been correctly reading God’s signs, but by then it was too late and we had lost an incredible opportunity. I really feel like God is shaking His head right now saying to me ‘oh son, if only you had been more single minded and had more faith in what I was telling you!’ Now we have to start from scratch all over again trying to sell the house, which could take months!

    I feel really discouraged now and am constantly really angry at myself for letting other people sway my opinion from what I felt God was telling me to do. I also feel like I have let God down with my lack of faith in what He was telling me. I also feel like I ‘couldn’t hear the Masters voice’ clearly, which makes me doubt if I am really one of his own.

    Please give me some words of encouragement.

    Thank you.

    God bless

    • Kim says:

      James, thank you for your note. You know, God is still God. If He brought the first offer, He can bring another. In fact, I can see how it might be possible that the first offer worked as a catalyst to get the whole family on the same page so that you will be ready for the next offer. You don’t live in a vacuum, and it is important to walk in community. Your community wasn’t ready, but the offer provided them with the opportunity to think it through. Now they are ready. Sometimes what we see as a crumbling wall is God putting together the pieces for something better. The children of Israel thought they’d made a bad decision when they ended up in the desert without water. Their focus on “their choice” caused them to only see the negative and not look for God’s provision. God is in control. He will provide for you and your family. I will be praying for a dynamic engagement and a new excellent offer.