Having gone through so much in the 34 years I have been on this earth the Lord has been teaching me how to rest in Him. About three years ago, the Lord told me to leave my job and follow Him. He had to tell me about three times before I decided to put in my resignation. Before I did that I also consulted with my husband and he basically wanted me to follow the Lord. I knew that this was truly going to be a faith walk because we were going to be down to one income. We really had to learn how to live on one income and had to cut out bills like cable. Yes we have not had cable for almost two years but we adjusted quite well. Actually we watch less television now and spend more time doing family activities.
The last three years have been a learning experience where we have acquired much wisdom! Not only about budgeting our finances but being a closer tight knit family. I have been able to be a stay at home mom for the last three years and I have seen my kids grades rise significantly. They love the fact that I can come to eat lunch with them or attend school functions since I have the time now! Not only are my kids happy but my husband as well. My husband and I have been able to work on our marriage plus have time for one another. I never thought that I would be a stay at home mom or housewife but God has made that possible. The Lord knew what we needed even though we couldn't see it at first.
My family was always telling me you need a job and I tried to go back to work but God closed every door. It wasn't until my mentor prayed for me and told me this is my season of rest. It was at that moment that I asked God to forgive me for trying to do something that was not in His will. I am so glad that He didn't allow me to go back to work because it would have totally gotten me off course. That is why I always pray "Lord not my will but your PERFECT will be done!" I am so honored that God has given me this time to rest in Him and draw closer to Him. My faith and trust level in God has increased. There is less worry in my life because I am learning to give it all to Him! These past few years have been very challenging but yet rewarding. If I had it to do all over again, I would make the same decision.