Well, I have applied for a job(have applied for several actually) and may be working in the very near future. This economy has guaranteed that many families can no longer survive on just one wage earner. The prospects of working outside the home has never been high on my priority list. However, I realize that sometimes being that help meet to your husband means changing the way you do things. Sometimes, it means letting go of some dreams you held on to with both fists so tight God couldn't get a new plan in, if He tried. I don't relish the idea of working outside the home. However, the kids are secure and rooted and grounded in faith. They are strong and mighty little warriors for God.
It will change the way we do some things around here. It will change family time. However, I have hope, it will make things better. That my husband can maybe drop the part time job and we can both be home every night and every weekend. Perhaps we can have MORE family time if we can figure out how to rearrange schedules.
Family............it is the most important thing to nurture. However, sometimes due to no fault of our own that nurturing requires us to do so in a different way. I am releasing our future, our hopes, our dreams, our family, our finances every thing to God's hands I will not hold on so tight any longer. I let go.........I let God and we will walk in victory.
My God has a plan:
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
It doesn't matter how...it really doesn't matter when...what matters is that I obey God. He is asking me to step out in faith into a new world. A world of the working mom. A world that is going to require new and challenging things from me. A world in which I will not stand alone.
In doing so, I will help my husband and my family. The Proverbs 31 woman did work. She sold and she bought and she did so much. She WAS a working mother, maybe not in the exact same way, Moms work today, but she helped bring things into her household to help the household run smoothly.
And this is the reason I choose to let go and let God:
Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good;And what does the Lord require of youBut to do justly,To love mercy,And to walk humbly with your God?