God’s lost and found.

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Magazines and experts regularly tell us how we can get papers organized, file cabinets de-cluttered and our in-box emptied. It all seems so possible…until you try. This crazy quest for an orderly life.

I have given in to defeat on organization and decided instead to work on trying to get things in better shape and not to berate myself when things aren’t so. I want to enjoy life and not fret about what is lost or left undone. It takes too much energy to worry all the time about everything having a specific place in life.

Life is messy. Business is messy. Love is messy. Kids are most certainly messy.

Perfection is impossible to achieve but the sooner we recognize that there IS glory in simply trying, the more able we will move on to be more loving people to those around us. It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to clean up our act…it just means that sometimes we are able to accomplish great things out of disorder.

To wait for everything to be perfect will be to wait forever.

A dear old friend once told me a motto she repeated to herself daily. I use it all the time. When I’m feeling lost, I say to myself: “Nothing is lost that’s found in Christ.”

…and that is absolutely true.

For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost. Luke 19:10

 

 

 

Miracles

chandelier Real estate is my career. Writing is my life. Both require some skills.

I love selling people dreams. Owning a home is still the single most desired possession for American families. They don’t call it home, sweet, home for nothing.

But in my profession, I am typically dealing with clients who are in highly charged emotional situations. Selling a home can be difficult because you are parting with memories as well as the actual structure. Buying a home is difficult because you have to obtain a home loan while working with sellers to agree to your desired purchase price. Either way you look at it, some days I feel like a U.N. peace negotiator. Most days I feel like a miracle worker.

Stress is a part of a real estate agent’s life yet I know it is a part of everyone’s life. I wish it were not so.

There is only ONE miracle worker out there. Only God can make everything perfect. Only God can guarantee, 100% that your dreams will come true.

But it is my job to remind people that life is about the quest to fulfill dreams while remembering that God is in control. Like the song says…”You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, well you might find – you get what you need.”

Jesus will lead you, guide you, and comfort you when you don’t get what you want. Even better, He will be there when you do get what you want. Either way, for those who believe, we know that miracles can and do occur when the One who loves us more than we can imagine intervenes. I’m good at my job, but I can’t beat that promise.

I’m OK with that.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17