“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” Hebrews 10:23
When I made the decision to stay home with Josie, it took a lot of faith on my part. I struggled with so many emotions and felt guilt over my decision. What would I do all day, how would I justify not bringing home a paycheck, and many more questions. Even though I was excited to have this season at home with my precious girl, I was afraid to step into a new season, an uncharted new area of my life. What I needed was to have faith. I needed to trust God that He was leading me. Maybe you need to have faith for something today. It might not be a life changing decision but something small you are facing. Rest assured knowing God cares. He sees all of our fears and He is working on our behalf. Have faith knowing that God is going to use you to further His glory.
Staying at home at first meant to me that I was giving up so much. But I needed to have faith that God could use me and still wanted great things from my life. Because of that faith I now see that staying home means I can serve my family in a way that God intended me to. When I read Hebrews chapter 10 I am reminded that when some days are hard, God wants me to hold tightly onto Him. He walks with us through each and every season of life, and the times that we seem to have lost all hope, we need to cling tightly to His Word. You see, I don’t know what this new season will be like. I don’t know how God will choose to use me, I just know He will.
If you are like me then you don’t like change. It is scary and difficult to change up the routine of our lives and start something new. It is much easier for things to stay the same and to fall into the rhythm of everyday life. I know that God is working all things in our life for His good, we just have to have faith that one day we will see the fruition of it.
I am so happy to stay home with Josie this year and watch her grow! I am so blessed to be able to do it! I know God will continue to use me whether I am at work in the public, or at work at home. I have faith that even the small tasks of taking care of my family every day are worth it and bringing Him glory. I have faith that we will make it financially with only one income. I have faith that I will see the long-term benefits of extra time with my baby. I have faith that I am loving my family well by working in the home. And, I have faith that God doesn’t count any of that to be of less value than me working outside the home.
“Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.” Romans 5:2