An Accurate Appraisal

I know very little about owning or selling a home. In truth, I don’t know what escrow is, nor can I tell you what to expect when it comes to closing costs. I have never owned a home and the idea of a mortgage intimidates me more than I can explain. One aspect of home ownership I am aware of is that of obtaining an accurate appraisal for the property. Buyers and sellers both are recommended to have a trained professional view and analyze the entire property, and quote an accurate appraisal or the value or worth of that property. In knowing what something is worth, knowing the accurate value, one would be less willing to settle for less than that value. As a matter of fact, one would be hard pressed to accept an amount lower than the appraised value, know the accurate worth and knowing that a better or closer offer was likely to come along.

I realized today that it might be necessary for me to start approaching my own worth and value in such a way.

Let me be honest: I have, in the past, entertained the “potential” I see in a man, even if he isn’t currently showing me anything special. When I see an attractive man, I entertain the idea of him being “my man.” Nothing stalkerish, most of these thoughts are fleeting and last less than a minute, but the fact that my mind is so open to letting just anybody in (even in thought) is a reflection of how little I am currently appraising myself. So what if I eliminated my own perception of worth and got a professional appraisal? What if this appraisal instead came from my Author and Creator, my Beginning and my End, My Savior; God?

I know I have value and worth. I know I am beautiful and deserving of all that God promises me in His Word. I know there is someone out there who will love ALL of me and appreciate even the areas of me that need to be sanded down and painted over. I am aware of this, yet I still find myself acting (or at least thinking) in a way that isn’t reflective of that value or worth. So, how could I change this area of my life and truly begin to walk in the accurate and Godly appraisal? How can I know my worth and continually refuse to settle for any offer that comes in that falls short?

It’s simple:
Ask God who He says I am.

Listen to God when He answers.

Believe what He says.

Walk in His perception of me.

Wait for the an offer I simply can’t refuse……..

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I am a 32 year old teacher in Georgia, originally from Ohio (Go Buckeyes!). I am also a singer and I recently taught myself how to play guitar. For fun, I enjoy reading and lots of Netflix binges, which is my American right! I have also been known to cycle, run half marathons, and do just about whatever I set my mind to. A charming shepherd-mix dog named Kingsley lives with me and keeps me laughing at his antics at every turn. I am learning how to love the life I live with each passing day. Sometimes it's easy...other times, I write about it.

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