I am currently working with a family of 3 kids. They are excited because they are looking for their home where they plan to grow in and also invite family and friends from church for life groups/bible studies. While looking at over 7 properties this weekend they found one that they really liked. So we made a strong offer on the property, giving the seller what they wanted while getting closing cost for my client. The listing agent had another offer before the offer I presented from my clients. The agent said that we just had to change the offer date in order for our offer to get accepted, but I couldn't do it.
You see, I had a feeling inside me saying, don't lie, don't do it. I could feel my heart pounding as if I was choosing Money over Truth. I felt my heart sinking as I was thinking about the options and I just knew I couldn't lie by changing the date even if I knew my client would get the house they wanted.
1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
As I shared this with my client, I said to them that I was sorry but I cannot lie even though they would have an opportunity to open escrow the next day. I could feel the Holy Spirit counseling me through this guiding me with love and understanding. Thank goodness my clients had also agreed and they will keep looking at other homes unless this property comes back on the market.
I later contacted the listing agent, letting them know that I was not going to change the date of our original offer. I explained to them how I felt and the reason behind it. The agent told me that it was kind of funny that I mentioned that, because the agent themselves felt that Karma would bite them in the butt. I like to say, we reap what we sow.
I am a true believer that God will provide. I also believe that, in life we will be tested and within those test we will either become sharper or dull. I Choose to be sharpened by a Two Edged Sword.
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