HGTV’s “Property Brothers” show clients how to achieve their dream home and stay within their budget. Here’s how it works:
• Reality check. The brothers take clients to see a house that qualifies as their dream home and then let them know the price. Sticker shock!
• The brothers show them fixer upper homes that are affordable but in desperate need of renovation. The clients are disgusted with the fixer uppers and doubtful any could become their dream home.
• Clients see renovation plans for 2 houses that stay within the budget and then choose the one they want to buy. The renovation brother then takes over and works his magic.
• The end result is an amazing house!
Watching the dilapidated houses become dream homes is inspiring. Walls are torn down; hardwood floors replace smelly, stained carpets; kitchens and bathrooms are transformed; alarming safety issues are fixed, and “wish list” items are installed. Almost makes me want to find a fixer upper myself… oh that’s right—we did! Only we didn’t have the property brothers around to help us finish the job!
Does your life ever feel like the dilapidated house? There are days when I’m so painfully aware of the mistakes and failures of my life that all I see is a broken house no one would want to live in. The property brothers can’t fix it, but Jesus can!
The adventure of life is watching Jesus tear down walls that imprison us, rip out the smelly stains of sin that enslave us, and transform us from the inside out—giving us wings to soar!! The process is sometimes painful and letting Him have control of the renovation can be scary, but He promises that the result is a life of joy on earth and dream homes built just for us in heaven!
We all have a choice to make. We can focus on the renovations that need to happen in our lives, or we can focus on the One who does the renovating. One choice leads to depression, hopelessness and failure. The other leads to joy, hope, freedom and success.
Today I’m going to focus on the loving, faithful, merciful, all-powerful Renovator of my soul. Will you join me?
For we are God’s masterpiece. He created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 NLT
Love this! Thank you, Kathy!
AnnMarie, God uses you to encourage my soul!
Your dad and I just prayed this morning a prayer of thanks for the transforming God has done in our lives. We are so grateful. As we are in the midst of painting the third bedroom upstairs and I am having a hard time with the mess that is everywhere, I am reminded with this blog that I need to focus on the beauty that is to come. I have seen this beauty unfold in so many lives that my God has touched, so my house will be beautiful soon. As you know, my “property brother” better known as “my honey” is a master painter.