A Call Home

I’m home, full-time, and it feels different, but this where God has been calling my heart for the last several months. 

Back in February, I started back working full-time for the first time in about 3 years.  A lot has changed in those 3 years.  I’ve changed, but somehow, even though my thinking, my lifestyle, everything had absolutely shifted, I found myself being sucked into this old mindset that money=security.  Let me share what money actually has meant for me these last several months: spending 2.5 frantic hours with my daughter every day, 2 1/4 hours of which were consumed with meal preparation, cleanup and discipline.  That’s right, I had about 15 minutes a day to lie down in bed with her to read her a story before she fell asleep.  This just wasn’t working.  My heart was breaking and finally I decided that I needed to request that I go part-time.  This wasn’t an option, so I handed my resignation in about 2 weeks ago.  Through this whole time, God has given me peace, I’m telling you it’s unreal, and I’m also telling you that God had a pretty cool way of confirming this decision: I was standing in the corner of the copy room at work, just a few days after I’d made my final decision and God said, “I gave her to you for a reason.”  That’s all I needed to know I was doing the right thing.  Where we proceed from here?  I’m trusting Him.
Proverbs 19:21—Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

Photo licensed under Creative Commons by nate steiner

2 thoughts on “A Call Home

  1. Wow–I don't know why I get so choked up when I read your posts! Maybe it's b/c you're such a great writer. hehe more so I think it's b/c I miss you so much and really feel your heart. I'm sooooo happy for you! 😀 yay!


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