As I mentioned in chapter 18, God chooses where we should live, and I knew that I would eventually have to move out of my friend’s apartment into my own apartment or home. Since I couldn’t afford to purchase a home, I would have to rent. I looked every day for 11 months on the internet and found countless homes that looked okay on the computer, but when I saw them in person, something was always wrong. The house was too dark, or too cold, or too ugly or had too many steps. Something was always wrong with it. I was puzzled. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to stay at my friend’s home indefinitely, so I thought that I would find a home easily.
I still had my home in Kentucky and was trying to sell it, so I thought that when I found a home in Colorado, I would just go back to Kentucky, load up the furniture and bring it all to my new rental home in Colorado Springs. That was the plan, but my search for a great rental property turned up nothing.
Now God had a plan, and you know how He is…always on time-never late-but never early. After 11 months looking only on the internet, never once touching the newspaper, my friend one day said to me, “Have you ever looked at the ads in the newspaper?” I said to her that I had no interest in doing that because I couldn’t see what the house looked like and it was a waste of time. She turned to me and said, “Well there is the newspaper. Why don’t you just take a look.”
I opened up the paper and immediately saw: 3 bedroom house on ranch…..
I called the owner, and she said that I could see it that day. My friend and I drove five miles to the ranch, and there sitting on this 400-acre ranch was this darling white ranch house, clean and cute as a button. As we were driving into the driveway, my friend said, “Now I know why you could not find a house for 11 months. Sue, this house is you.”
We met the landlords, and I fell in love with them and the house. They offered me the place, and I took it. Turns out that it was about $300 less in rent than any house I had looked at with five bedrooms. Later I discovered that the heat and electric bill is about $300-$400 less than any house in the Springs.
Guess what else? Several days later I received a phone call from my realtor in Kentucky saying that she had a buyer for my house! I drove to Kentucky, packed up my house and had a mover move all my furniture to the ranch house in Colorado Springs.
God is good, all the time!