We're building just behind (south) of our residence in South Street, Tawa. The same company and the same builder is also building across the little valley north of where we are in Matai Street - photo is taken from our driveway. Our build is a little ahead of the others and we hope to occupy our new home by the end of August.
So what's the point and where's the wisdom?
Life is full of decisions! Building a house is an exercise that invites a myriad of decisions constrained by budget, time pressures, the need for good communication and the ability to relate to many different people. Eighteen months on from our first approach to a survey company about subdividing our section we are nearly there, relatively intact, I think!
A property subdivision and house build is a picture of one's life, albeit in a very focussed way. Life is full of decisions. And our decisions are constrained by a number of factors including: life experience, ability to communicate and listen, money, time pressure, values and spirituality. Knowingly or unknowingly we all have limited capacity to decide. We never decide with complete and totally wise foresight. We may come close. I would suggest that we allow ourselves to come closer by talking about it with trusted others who can add to our pool of wisdom when deciding. When we are humble enough to take on board the wisdom of others in making our decisions we will find that we make better decisions. We will discern the way forward more clearly and we will benefit from the fruit of our wise endeavour.
I seek to be alongside and supportive of those in the valley of decision. Having lived a while and made some less than good decisions, I am the wiser and the humbler. I'd love to journey with you for a while as you decide.
John 8:15-17 - New International Version of the Bible
15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. 16 But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me. 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true.
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