The Bibles tells us in Jeremiah 29:11,"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." NKJV Our clients all have plans when it comes to their real estate goals. Some are experiencing foreclosure, divorce, death of a spouse or illness and must sell their homes. Compound this with the current market and it truly is an arena for the Lord to show Himself as our strong and mighty tower. But what about God's plans? I work largely with clients who are experiencing life challenges. Compound this with the associated stress of a real estate transaction and it can become an unflavorful recipe for short tempers and unkind words. Knowing God's love helps us to approach these situations in a better way. How? Well, I'm glad you asked! If God knows the end from the beginning, and if one is willing to let Him have His way in the mix, then most assuredly, plans will prosper [move forth, succeed]. Real estate really is a wonderful place for ministry. Think about it. It is the perfect atmosphere for love to prevail. Greed can be replaced by giving of oneself sacrificially, self-promotion can be erased with humbleness and selfishness can be overcome when we "do all things as unto the Lord." This industry can be a brutal not-so-nice animal, but it doesn't have to be that way. Believers can choose to let God's love prevail in practical ways. For instance; try listening more attentively and speaking less critically, extend kindness and patience when feeling taken for granted, and do your best to understand knowing that a compassionate heart mimics that of The Father. Above all else, let love be your guide for it is the only thing that will endure to the end.
1Corinthians 13, Jeremiah 29:11
"Love covers everything and makes room for anything." Barbara Ries
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