In one day, I will begin the biggest step of faith I’ve taken so far in my 31 years of life. After working in some full-time capacity for most of my 7 year old’s life and all of my 4 year old’s life, I’m following the prompting of God to stay home full time for a while. I don’t know how long; it may very well be very temporary. However, I know that God is calling me to something better for my kids and my family. My working full-time has hindered this tremendously. I haven’t been present, physically, emotionally or both, for quite some time. Sure, I’ve attended the really important things, and have made my days off pretty much completely family-centered. But, I’m tired, miserable, and antsy a lot of these days, to the point where I can’t enjoy them very much.
About 2 1/2 months ago, my husband and I started discussing/dreaming about the time when I would be able to stay home full time. Those discussions led to quite a few conversations with trusted mentors and friends, to ensure that we weren’t crazy and really were hearing from God.
I came to the conclusion first, that I should quit my job to stay at home. There were tons of confirmations, and I knew in my heart that this was the right thing. I told God, however, that He would have to convince my husband. Our rational minds don’t like to be presented with seemingly irrational thoughts, and God is the only One who can change our hearts to want to follow His prompting.
He made it clear to my husband that the timing was right, and though it is extremely scary financially, we know that this is the right and perfect plan. He will provide. He is faithful. He is loving. And He ordained this. I am so excited to see what He will do!