ABA_Logo_Horiz_4CP (1)I’ve decided to go into real estate and I’ve joined Allie Beth Allman & Associates to focus on residential. I’m licensed and ready to go! I’ll still be writing for Macatee Wellness and running the store, but I started getting restless in about February of this year. I always know that means the Lord is moving me into something new and usually the previous work He’s had me doing has prepared me for the next. He is so intricate and detailed and if we seek Him for who He really is and not who the world says He is, we will find that He intimately will walk with us if we invite Him into every aspect of our lives. It’s like riding a wave. If we stop fighting the current and go with it, when we look around, we’ve covered MASSIVE distances that only the current could accomplish.

The Lord has taught me to watch, wait, & pray when I have that restless feeling. I don’t sit down and do nothing, but I do what’s before me and do my homework on the various things on my mind & He always makes the path clear. Sometimes, I get in a rush and make impetuous decisions and I have to go back and correct them because they aren’t in line with His will. But the older I get and the more I tune into His Holy Spirit, the more I experience His guiding presence and the more refined this process becomes.

As much as I love the world of psychology, I have this insatiable drive for business and watching the markets. While I built Macatee Wellness as a consulting business, it just wasn’t scratching that itch for me and I often found myself distracted and then would beat myself up for not “working” on Macatee Wellness. Earlier this year, a dear friend was looking for a house or a lot and instead of doing my Macatee Wellness, I jumped on helping her without even thinking. By the time I looked up, I had debunked some lies an agent had fed her and helped guide her to what she really wanted and not just what she thought she wanted–and I LOVED it!

My husband and my mother said, “Kelli, you need to be in real estate.” I laughed it off, thinking I was on a different path, but the seed was planted. Real estate and development is in my blood. My Papa (Sam Jordan) was a developer in Odessa in one of the booms, a practice my mother, Linda Wells, continues in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and I unknowingly married into a real estate development and engineering family! Everyone in town knows the Macatees and their hand in building, developing, and engineering so much of DFW through Macatee Construction, Macatee Incorporated, Macatee Engineering and so on, but I didn’t know any of them until I met Mark in 2003.

Prof Pic NavyNow, I find myself beyond energized and excited to be an associate at Allie Beth Allman. I was naturally drawn to Allie Beth and come to find out, she’s from West Texas in addition to the General Manager, who is from Midland. I have two phenomenal Allie Beth Allman mentors that have been in the business for over 30 years, not including my mom at Linda Wells Real Estate. This is not to mention that my in laws know the Allmans well and they are salt of the earth people–it was a natural fit.

Doors started opening and things started clicking–and FAST. That’s how I knew this was precisely where the Lord wanted me to be.

Allie Beth and her husband, Pierce Allman, were recently highlighted on WFAA for their involvement with the Barbara Bush Foundation where she shared a bit of her struggle with dyslexia. It’s a wonderful and inspiring story of how she didn’t let it keep her from pursuing her path. The video will give you a sense of who she is–and that’s exactly what she’s like in person. Such a peaceful, gentle presence and so down to earth and easy to talk to.

So, I begin another chapter…I actually don’t view myself as doing anything different than I did with my consulting at Macatee Wellness–it’s just my door into helping people will be through an actual door.

It feels so right and I’m energized by it, not depleted.

Have you been restless? Seek the face of the Lord and watch, wait, and pray. It took many months [really years] for my path to become clear and it is ALWAYS uncomfortable to wait–but waiting on God’s best is worth it. Are you struggling where you are? Seek the face of the Lord and ask Him to show you what He wants you to learn through the struggle–I bet you He’s preparing you for something. Have you not yet found what you were designed to do? Have faith! Continue to seek His face and pray Ephesians 1:18, that He would enlighten the eyes of your heart to the hope that you have been called….it will become clear and you will REJOICE!!! I sure have….

I shake my head in awe of Him everyday because I know so well the darkness from which He has led me through! He didn’t spare me the darkness–He taught me and walked with me in and through the darkness. He never left me or forsook me. I know there will be darkness again, but something is different this time. And it’s HIM in me.