1 Corinthians 9:22 compels me to become a godless nitwit under certain circumstances.
Like when atheists ask for advice from godless nitwits.
As an atheist, I must tell you that you’re a horrible ‘ex-Christian’.
Your question reeks of spiritualism.
If you don’t think God will give you the “desires of your heart”…
…why do you think the universe will?
Ha ha ha ha ha….!
You’re supposed to be rational, remember?
Also…your title, “Personal Stuff” is wrong.
There is no ‘person’.
You’re a sack of stardust.
As an atheist, what do I do when I ‘really, really want something in my life’?
That’s what you should do too.
Grab what you want and hit the road.
Just don’t get caught.
(But if you do get caught, the State will move you into a new living facility for free.)
Houses are very difficult to steal so here are the only other options we atheists have.
Option #1 – Quit Desiring Things
The “desires of your heart” are of no concern to the cosmos.
A new house for you isn’t part of evolution.
Get on with your life.
Desires are just chemistry in your brain.
They are illusions.
If you can’t quell your desires, then you have…
Option #2 – Drugs
Narcotics can effectively change your thinking.
Dope your brain into blissful oblivion.
Try alcohol too.
An addiction to heroin will replace your desire for a house.
Dope fiends don’t care where they live.
And if you’re still suffering from disappointment you can’t overcome…
Option #3 – Kill Yourself
No reason to prolong the agony of your living conditions.
End it all.
Somebody else would LOVE to occupy your current house.
You’ll be doing them a favor!
(Which is ultimately futile too.)
And that’s it.
A non-Christian answer to your inquiry.
There is no God.
Your house doesn’t matter.
Neither do you.