Timing and Other Thoughts

We have been a transitional phase of our lives for about 19 months.  Wanting to leave the area but tethered to a home here like thousands of Floridians.  The housing market is great if you’re looking to buy a home.  Not as great if you are looking to sell a home!  We listed our home with a friend who is a realtor – nice gesture but no action!  When the listing expired we decided to try to sell it ourselves.  While we were a little discouraged, we were convinced there was/is a family out there that will be perfect for our home – God just hadn’t shown it to them yet!  Long story short, it appears we will have a contract to sell our house in a few days!  God’s timing is certainly not my timing but I have got to be convinced it is so much better!  Of course, now the other part of the mystery equation is what I will do as gainful employment and where!  We have devoted a large part of our lives during this phase to serving at City Church Tallahassee and want to continue to be where God wants us to be.  City Church has been able to provide me some part-time income and will soon begin providing us health insurance – both we are very grateful for!  I still need to find something to supplement that and I’m convinced that God will either show me where in Tallahassee or provide for me where He wants us to be!

While my housing comments seem to be about good timing, I received a text yesterday from a friend that wasn’t good at all.  My friend shared with me he was now counted in the ranks of the unemployed.  Terminated with no cause given.  The day before a holiday.  That just sucks.  No nice way to describe it.  But I’ve got to believe that God has something better planned for my friend.  And I hope he will believe that soon.  Our timing is never God’s timing, even though we like to think we have some control over things.

Today is the 4th of July – Independence Day in the United States of America.  I’m grateful for the people who decided to do what they did to make this nation.  I don’t worship them or this nation.  There are some great things about being an American.  There are some great things about other countries as well.  If we’re not careful we can make our patriotism an idol in our lives.  I’m more excited about the freedom I have in Christ!

Galatians 5:1

New International Version (NIV)

Freedom in Christ

5 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm,  then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

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About Lee Ellzey

Christ Follower, Husband, Father. Like to read. Like to help others. Learning to love life more than ever! View all posts by Lee Ellzey

6 responses to “Timing and Other Thoughts

  • blossomingpebble

    Congratulations on selling your home! Our Father has such wonderful and perfectly timed plans for each of us. Looking forward to hearing where He leads you…

    Like your friend, my aunt was let go from her job unexpectedly last Thursday… I like what Graham Cooke has to say about situations like this: ‘What does God want to be for you now that He couldn’t be for you in any other situation?”

    He is so good and, “…can do anything — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” (Ephesians 3:20)

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Lee Ellzey

      Thank you! Good words by Graham Cooke. Thank you for sharing. We do believe the future will be beyond our imagination!

  • kateshrewsday

    Wow, that’s a really encouraging development! “All things work together for good to those who love God…”

    • Lee Ellzey

      It is encouraging! Now we’re convinced He has the rest of a plan ready for us as well! What it is, I’m not quite sure but we know it will be exciting!

  • mybroom

    Thankyou for being honest about over-cooked patriotism, in the end, no matter how much we love America or Australia, we are citizens of heaven – where the mansions are free. cheers, Graeme

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