I Don't Fit In Your Box -God
Yesterday, I began talking about how I put God into a box, but He had a different plan for my life. I finished by introducing the box God decided to banish from my life: moms work and kids go to daycare.
Growing up, it was accepted that even if you were a mom, you worked and the kids were in daycare or school. This might be God’s plan for some people. I began to realize a year and a half ago that it was not God’s plan for me. However, I fought it. I should have TRUSTED…God always has the right answer, we just need to TRUST His answer.
Easier said than done, right? I know! When I knew God was telling me to quit my more-than-full-time job, I did NOT want to quit. I wanted to stick with what was comfortable: a reliable paycheck and good benefits. I wanted the recognition of being a teacher, not “just a mom” (by the way, I don’t believe anyone is “just a mom”).
Finally, after much prayer and many, many arguments with God, my husband and I decided to step out in faith. We put our TRUST in God big time. I knew I couldn’t stay home completely and I knew that was somehow part of God’s plan. I just didn’t know how and was forced to wait and TRUST HIM.
I gave notice for my job at the end of the school year. Interviews were conducted and another teacher was hired for the next school year. I packed up my classroom and took my personal things home. June turned into July and then August. Praying for guidance and help, I knew that a month from now, we’d be about five hundred dollars short unless I found something else.
Arriving at my daughter’s preschool the same day, the lead teacher told me she had just quit to relocate with her husband. It turned out they needed someone to work for three to four hours in the afternoons and my daughter could come with me to work. The paycheck perfectly fit our gap in income.
TRUST got us to a lifestyle we absolutely LOVE! I am stay at home mommy most of the day and then my daughter and I go to play at the preschool for a few hours. It’s an idea set-up for this stage of our lives and God knew that. He had this planned; we just needed to TRUST HIM!
When we banish the boxes of our lives and put our TRUST in God to do the leading, He can do amazing things. But if we don’t step out in faith, we don’t get to see those miracles.