Have you ever had a situation in your life when you thought you wanted/needed one thing but then you got another slightly different thing and it worked out that the slightly different thing was better than the original that you thought you wanted/needed?
I don't know why this has dawned on me as of late.
It could have to do with the situation we are in now. We are having to move. Our landlord is selling our home and we need a new home.
Of course being on the internet and having a Pinterest account has not helped in keeping me on solid ground. My list of must haves was/is a mile long. I can't tell you how many homes I have poo pood simply because of some small design feature or element that I felt they should have. I've been looking for the perfect home.
Finally one day my husband calls me from a place he's looking at. It's for sale, he likes how it looks. I pull it up online and can see a few details. Looks good. We put an offer on it.
Immediately I'm regretting it because of this feature or that. It doesn't have this, doesn't have that.
Many anxious nights thinking “What have we done?!”
But then I think…
A month earlier we found a home we just “knew” was the one. We called that day to put an offer on but were too late. A very solid offer had just been accepted.
I was bummed for weeks.
Then we found this home. I'll call it our second choice. Not as wonderful but it was pretty good. The escrow process has been fairly smooth. It doesn't have some of the things the other home had but still it's nicer than where we are now and we've even made friends before we've even moved in.
So is God in the details? I think so. With some of the things that have been happening throughout all this I can see His hand. I still think fondly of that first house but I know that as time goes by I'll see why God chose this particular home for us.
We did ask Him to take the lead.
He knows our needs and has even thrown in some wants and would likes because He cares about the details.
God knew all along.
Is there some area or situation in your life where you thought you wanted/needing one thing, got another, and found it a more perfect fit?
Drop me a comment and let me know.