In just a few days, we will be homeless. We have an appointment Monday morning to sign on the sale of our home, hand over the keys, and walk away. We walk away from a home we watched being built. We walk away from neighbors we love. We walk away from a yard we dreamed, designed, and landscaped ourselves. We walk away.
Stepping out in faith, we sold our home and everything in it. When I say everything – I really mean it. I sold furniture, décor, kitchen appliances, pots and pans, plants, plates, towels, sheets, clothes, shoes and nearly everything in between! We prayed, listened for God’s direction, and then planned. We had everything timed perfectly, or so we thought. Now there are some obstacles we didn’t foresee. Now we are about to be homeless. Now I long for a reverse garage sale where everyone brings back all those possessions I sold!
The houseboat was scheduled to come out of the water yesterday. It didn’t. The company didn’t have the right size trailer for our awkward little home. Hauling it out could damage or destroy it. Modifications will have to be done to the trailer, which delays our timeline and costs more money. This wasn’t part of the plan.
In addition to this unforeseen obstacle, we were told the boat is worth far less than the owners are asking. Three out of four boat experts are telling us to pay less, but it doesn’t seem the sellers are willing to adjust their price. We planned to make this move and jump on board the tiny house movement so we can downsize, simplify, connect with God, and be debt free. So, again, this was not part of the plan.
What now? I’ve lost motivation to pack because I don’t know where we are going. It’s easy to get stuck in moments like this. We are ready to move full speed ahead and say yes to God, as long as we know what that looks like. When we don’t know what we are saying yes to, we can become paralyzed and fearful of the future. Earlier this year, I was faced with the same type of situation. God was closing one door without showing me what was next. I trusted God and stepped out in faith, and he opened doors I would have never dreamed.
Here I am again. Unsure of what God is doing, but certain He has a plan. His ways are always better than mine.
So…we walk away.