Se7en: the beginning
There are a lot of factors that have gotten me to the building I am in right now and a lot of different ideas have crossed my mind as to why I am here. Here as in, in this building and also here as in, in this world.
I believe that God has put us all here for different reasons, some great and some small. Sometimes we know exactly what we are doing and feel like we are “supposed” to be doing them. At other times we feel like we have no direction are lost and have no idea what is going on with our lives.
Se7en started in the space somewhere between those two trains of thought. I had a desire to do something with my photography but not sure what. I also had an irresistible pull in my heart that told me I had a higher purpose. So, I prayerfully went about my days sort of in this limbo between what I thought I wanted to do and what I thought God was telling me to do.
I followed leads that I got from people to start a business and in the process I found the building I now call Se7en. I thought it would make a great place to live and work but never thought that I would have such large ideas attached to it.
The place is not even half finished. But, there is a very energetic feeling and a comfort there that made me want to be there from the first day I walked through the door.
I found it on line, called the number on a whim one day while driving around and the owner was available to show it to me right then and there! So I met with him and he showed me the building.
It smells like dust and wet tile I guess would be the best way to describe it. The stairs are steep, very steep as we walk in and I have no idea what to think. We get to the top of the stairs and the floors are uneven and missing spots there is no kitchen, no bathroom, no dry wall just framing and wood and dust and who knows all over the place. The plumbing and electrical was all exposed and looked a little frightening. But, my mind quickly filled in the spaces and could see Se7en as it would look completed. I tried to hide my smile as the owner showed me around. I could not believe how cool the place was. Even in its current condition.
We talked about contracts and deposits and rent and it all seemed do able. So, I left excited and feeling half crazy. Was I really thinking of moving out of my very comfortable 2 bedroom apartment with working kitchen, plumbing and walls. Was I really considering doing all that work and living in conditions less then normal… I was.
I prayed about that situation and sort of felt crazy. I didn’t have to move, was very happy where I was. So, next day I just had to go see the place again but the owner wasn’t available I had to wait two more days till I could see it again. Those where a long two days. Every thought was of that place and me talking to God about what I should do. Even when I closed my eyes I would dream of the place and me working on it and it open for business. Every time the answer was the same GO.
40 days later and more anxiety then I can possibly explain (just ask my family I drove them nuts) and I was moving In.
I was thankful to have electricity on the day I moved in and the shower had not been installed yet (and wouldn’t be for 10 more day), no hot water, no fridge or stove and no clue when I would be getting any of those things.
So, I moved in and got my stuff sorta settled. During that time God also gave me good company and much needed help. From a very amazing person. Who helped me get most of my stuff settled into a room on the first floor for storage and the furniture and everyday stuff to the 3rd floor. Which is 1/2 the amount of space I was used to living in. All though I will tell you it is plenty of room for me.
It is hard for me to remember and go back and write all the awesome things that have happened to lead me to this place. I wanted to start a blog for Se7en because I believe God is at work and he is using me and that place to do something great for him. I want to make sure I have the story/ history of Se7en written somewhere. What better place to do it and what better time then to do it then as it happens. I can’t guarantee it will be exciting to anyone but me but I feel I need to have it written down some where. So, Here goes nothing.
Let the journey of Se7en begin.
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