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Waiting for Direction

With Christmas behind us and all the excitement of the holidays a memory, it’s time to slow down. We had an especially hectic December. Last May we began looking for a house. We had moved to Georgia from North Carolina in July 2011. We were living in Royston and loved this area. We had been praying and seeking the Lord’s will concerning which house to buy.

I can remember as a young couple buying our first home in 1971. We didn’t know very much about houses. We just knew we wanted one. Over the past fifty years we have owned several homes. Buying a home is a major investment with many important decisions to factor in. Number one is location. You can remodel, paint and add on to a house, but you can’t change its location.You may not learn the above until you have owned a house in a bad neighborhood.

Loud neighbors, barking dogs, heavy traffic, and school zones are just some of the negatives that you can be faced with. I have made many mistakes over my life and had to live with the consequences. We have all done dumb things and regretted our choices. One definition of a fool is never learning from his mistakes. We all have to make decisions and choices in life. Some of them are minor with little or no lasting adverse effects. When it comes down to making major decisions we need to seek the Lord’s guidance.

As I have grown in my relationship with the Lord, I have learned to trust Him for direction and wisdom.

~ Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”

It’s taken us eight months of praying, looking, and searching, but we have a home. It’s exactly what we wanted and needed. God is faithful to help us when we ask and wait for Him to answer.

~ Ricky Robinson

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