I will probably never forget our first house buying experience, which was years ago, and subsequent buying experiences since then.
We were shopping in a particular price point and seeing what we could get over a period of several weeks. We saw everything: cookie cutter homes where you could get lost trying to find yours because it looked like most of the other homes on the street, homes that were older and had charm, ones that had been "let go" and others that were "well maintained." We weren't seeing what we were hoping for or really anything we wanted to invest our money in, especially when we were just starting out and this was the biggest investment either of us had ever signed our names to.
One day, taking a break, we decided to visit a new home subdivision and tour the houses.
They usually have several models at different price points and you tour all of them, which we did.
It didn't take long for me to utter, "I would never pay that much money for this house!" To which the realtor replied, "Then it's not the house for you."
I have come to realize that she meant more than she said. Of course, if I fell in love with it because it was everything I ever wanted, I would probably go to a lot of trouble to figure out a way to buy it. I would want to snatch it up immediately before anyone else could. It wouldn't be the house for me, if I couldn't see the potential in it.
If I put my house on the market, I will tend to want to sell it for what it is worth to me. I know all of its charms and perks. I know the quirks and flaws better than anyone. Some houses we have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into, to make it what we needed/wanted it to be. Because of what it has meant to me and my family and perhaps because of the joys or memories tied to it, that will elevate the price. Because it means something to me.
How do you personally feel about being prime real estate?
Do you realize that you are?
I'm serious here.
Do you realize that God designed and built you just the way you are, just the way He wanted you? He knows all your charms and perks, He knows all your flaws and quirks. He knew the home He built and what you would be able to make of it.
Then He sent His Son to pay the highest price to get you back.
He paid that much for you! You are his cherished prize! He wants you back and the paperwork has already been signed!
How often do we feel we will never be enough? We can never make up for our mistakes, we can never fix what we have messed up. That a renovation is impossible because we just can't afford it.
He has already claimed you as PRIME REAL ESTATE! He is willing to make any necessary renovations. You have been paid for!!
Look at you! Do you need some touch ups? Maybe so, WHO DOESN'T????
But don't let that stop you from seeing yourself as He sees you!
And don't let that stop you from letting Him come settle in on your front porch or in your living room to share time with you and love with you. He wants to!
Don't forget the value of Prime Real Estate.